Calgary, AB,

Calgary Fire Crews Respond to House Fire in Thorncliffe

At approximately 8:10 this evening, the Calgary Fire Department responded to a house fire in the 6100 block of Center Street NE. Fire crews were met with visible smoke seeping from the attic of the home. On investigation crews discovered that a fire from the kitchen fan had extended into the attic. The fire was reported to 911 by the occupants who all safely self-evacuated prior to Calgary Fire Department arrival on scene. All nine occupants will be displaced for the evening. Calgary Transit provided a bus for shelter while Red Cross assisted to provide alternate housing arrangements. ATCO gas and ENMAX were also on scene to shut down utilities to the building. Calgary Police Service was in attendance to assist with local traffic control along Center Street. Fire crews remain at the incident checking for fire extension and hot spots. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

The Calgary Fire Department would like to remind citizens that functioning smoke alarms can help save lives.