Calgary Fire Crews respond to two alarm fire in Maple Ridge community
At approximately 4:00 pm on the afternoon of Tuesday, December 5th, a person walking along Maplemont Road South East saw smoke coming from a home that was under renovation. They immediately called 9-1-1. Meanwhile, another caller to 9-1-1 alerted the next door residents to the quickly growing fire. A man and a woman safely evacuated with their pet birds. On arrival, fire crews were met with a fully involved house fire with flames growing and spreading to the neighbouring house to the north. The fire was upgraded to a second alarm for additional resources.
CPS members were on scene to assist with crowd and traffic management and EMS were there to deal with any injuries. Enmax and ATCO were called to the scene to disconnect utilities to the source house and the house to the north. Fire crews worked hard to fight the fire which was brought under control shortly before 6:00 p.m. One cat was rescued from the house to the north. That house sustained damage to the attic, roof and the upstairs. The house where the fire originated was completely destroyed. The home to the south of the source house sustained minor heat damage to the exterior. The residents of that house have been allowed back into their home after firefighters ensured there was no carbon monoxide inside.
In addition to rescuing one cat, fire crews retrieved other valuables for the homeowners who will be displaced while repairs are done to their home. No civilian injuries were reported and a Calgary Fire Department Fire Investigator is on the scene to determine the origin and cause of this fire.
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