Calgary Fire Crews Respond to Lake Bonavista Basement Fire

Shortly before 7:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 2nd, Calgary 9-1-1 started receiving calls including from the residents of a home where a basement fire was quickly growing. Other callers reported dark smoke and flames coming from a basement window. Upon fire crews' arrival, smoke and flames were visible from the street and a quick fire attack was mounted. The residents were alerted to the fire by working smoke alarms.

The two residents evacuated with some smoke inhalation and were assessed by AHS EMS paramedics. They were not transported to an area hospital. A search of the basement during fire suppression efforts found the missing dog. Fire crews  quickly brought the dog outside and made resuscitation efforts for 10 minutes however tragically, the dog succumbed to his injuries.

A Calgary Fire Department Fire Investigator is on the scene to determine the exact origin and cause of this fire. It is not considered suspicious at this time.  

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