Calgary, AB,

Calgary Fire Department fights two alarm basement fire in south east

At approximately 5:45 on Friday evening, Calgary fire crews were called to a duplex on 30th Avenue near 36th Street S.E for reports of a building fire. 9-1-1 had received multiple calls reporting the fire and on arrival, due to the smoke and fire visible, a second alarm was called for additional resources.

Home at the time of the fire were two adults and four children who all self evacuated the residence prior to CFD arrival. A smoke alarm alerted them to the presence of the fire which started in the basement.

The fire appears to be accidental in nature and not suspicious. CFD fire investigators are on scene to determine the exact origin and cause of this fire. No serious injuries were reported however damage to the duplex is extensive and the family will not be returning to the home until repairs are completed.

Smoke alarms save lives. Your home should have a working smoke alarm on every level. Placing smoke alarms both outside and inside sleeping areas is recommended. Test all your alarms once per month, change the batteries at least once per year and replace smoke alarms after 10 years. Develop and practise a home escape plan with the entire family.

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