Calgary Fire Crews Respond to Two Alarm House Fire in SE

At approximately 8:00 am this morning, Calgary Fire Department (CFD) crews responded to reports of a structure fire at a rural property south of HWY 22X and east of 88th St SE. A second alarm was immediately called to ensure adequate resources on scene.

Upon arrival, fire crews faced a fully involved single family acreage with attached garage. Firefighters quickly initiated an aggressive exterior defensive attack. Two CFD water tenders were dispatched to ensure an adequate water supply was in place. Damage and fire extension was limited to the one structure. The home was completely destroyed.

Four residents self-evacuated prior to CFD’s arrival. Three people were transported to hospital by AHS due to minor smoke inhalation. One male patient was transported to hospital by AHS with serious burns All residents will be displaced as the result of the fire.

CPS provided traffic control at scene and is also working with CFD investigators to determine cause. Atco and Enmax were dispatched and ensured there were no hazards relating to services.

Fire crews including a fire investigator will remain on scene to ensure there is no fire extension and to confirm extinguishment.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

The Calgary Fire Department would like to remind all citizens of the importance of working smoke alarms and ensuring that all occupants have an escape plan in the event of a fire or emergency.