Calgary, AB,
15
December
2019
|
18:23
America/Denver

Calgary Fire Crews Respond to House Fire in Kensington

Calgary Fire Crews Respond to House Fire in Kensington

At approximately 07:50 this morning, the Calgary Fire Department responded to a smoke investigation in the Kensington area. First arriving crews observed smoke coming from a single story family dwelling and immediately called for a full working fire response. Firefighters quickly initiated an aggressive interior attack to knock the fire down. During the interior tactical operations, the kitchen floor was found to be burned out with fire also extending to the attic area. Interior crews conducted primary and secondary searches but no one was found to be home at the time of the incident. Firefighters did note that the interior smoke alarms were activated. ATCO and Enmax were in attendance on scene, shutting down natural gas and electricity to assist safety during firefighting operations. The Calgary Fire Department remains on scene at this time knocking down hotspots while conducting overhaul and salvage procedures. The fire investigator is also on scene but the cause of the fire remains under investigation.

The Calgary Fire Department would like to remind citizens that functioning smoke alarms can help save lives. Smoke alarms should be tested once a month and replaced every ten years.

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