Calgary, AB,

Calgary fire crews respond to down town construction site for falling glass

At approximately 4:00 this afternoon, Calgary fire crews were called to a building under construction at the corner of 6 Avenue and 1 Street S.W. Part of a window on the 33rd floor had broken and fallen to the street below with some of it landing on a vehicle driving by.

Firefighters and Calgary Police Officers immediately blocked off the area to vehicle and pedestrian traffic. Rush hour traffic was severely impacted in the area. 

Due to high winds around the building, it has not been safe to send anyone over the side to secure what is left of the window. Fire officers are in continual contact with Alberta Environment to receive reports on wind speed. Wind speed needs to be at 15 kilometers per hour or less for repairs to be made to the glass. 

An inspector from the Calgary Building Services Safety Response Unit is on scene to investigate the cause of this incident. No injuries were reported as a result of the falling glass.

The Calgary Fire Department high angle team is also standing by to support the repair. The area will remain closed until the glass has been secured and the Calgary Fire Department deems it safe to reopen the affected area to pedestrian and vehicle traffic.