Calgary, AB,

Calgary Fire Department extinguishes kitchen fire in Whitehorn




At approximately 4:30 this afternoon the Calgary Fire Department was called to Whitnel Court NE for reports of a building fire.  Arriving firefighters found a 2 story multi-family residence with light smoke venting from a window at the rear. Fire crews entered the home and encountering a well established fire in the kitchen. Crews quickly knocked down the fire, while searching the home for occupants.  Firefighters later discovered that residents of the unit, a family of three, were at a neighbors home at the time of the fire.  As a precaution, fire firefighters temporarily evacuated three attached units. No injuries were reported.  The townhouse unit suffered moderate damage and it is unlikely that the tenant we be able to reoccupy the home until repairs have been completed.  Fire investigators are on scene.  At this time there in no estimate of damage.  Traffic in the area is currently unaffected.