Calgary, AB,
26
July
2019
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08:44
America/Denver

Calgary Fire Crews Respond to House Fire in Prestwick

Calgary Fire Crews Respond to House Fire in Prestwick

At approximately 10:20 this evening, the Calgary Fire Department responded to reports of a structure fire in the 200 block of Prestwick Manor SE. Fire crews arrived to a two story single family dwelling with smoke showing from the street side. During the officer scene evaluation, the entire rear of the residential structure was found to be fully involved with flames. Crews extended hand lines to the rear of the home to knock down exterior fire, while lines were taken to each side of the house to protect the neighboring exposures. Initial interior fire attack teams were recalled from the house, due to high heat and escalating fire conditions. Once the exterior flames had been sufficiently knocked down, fire attack crews re-entered the home to knock down the remaining flames. Primary and secondary searches of the structure confirmed that no one was in the home at the time of the fire. 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 conducting overhaul and salvage procedures. The fire investigator is also on scene but the cause of the fire remains under investigation. Due to the extensive damage to the structure, there will be seven adults and one child displaced from the home. Fire crews and apparatus will remain at the site for the duration of the night for fire watch.

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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