Calgary, AB,

Calgary Fire Department fights two alarm fire in Hillhurst

Shortly before 9:00 on Friday evening, 9-1-1 received multiple calls regarding a house fire at the 200 block of 10A Street N.W. When fire crews arrived, they encountered heavy dark smoke and flames coming from the home. The fire was immediately upgraded to a second alarm.

Initial reports had indicated that four occupants evacuated prior to CFD arrival, however, after further information was obtained, it appears that nobody was home at the time and only one of the three residents arrived on the scene after the fire was already in progress. Four residents in two neighbouring homes were evacuated due to the proximity of the growing fire.

The source home sustained significant damage and the houses on either side sustained minor damage. The neighbouring residents have now been allowed to return home.

The owner of the home where the fire started, states that smoke alarms were present and maintained however with nobody home at the time of the fire, they would not have been heard when activated. She also had fire extinguishers on every level. The residence had been a bed and breakfast in the past but was currently not being used as such and was being rented to three longer term tenants.

No injuries have been reported as a result of this fire and Calgary Fire Department fire investigators have been on scene to determine the origin and cause. The fire appears started on the main floor inside the house and does not appear to be intentional. An exact cause has not yet been determined.

Any pictures, video or information about this fire, especially prior to CFD arrival on scene, would be helpful to the investigation and can be emailed to