Calgary Fire Department fights two alarm house fire in Bridgeland
Just before 12:00 am the Calgary Fire Department (CFD) responded to a 911 call with reports of smoke and fire in a house and possible residents trapped or missing.
When initial CFD crews arrived they found heavy smoke and fire coming from a two story single family dwelling. One female resident was found in rear of the home and reported two male residents were not accounted for. An immediate fire attack was started on the main floor of the home as well as a primary search for the missing residents. Crews quickly gained control of the fire, and found and removed one male resident from the second floor and transferred care to Alberta Health Services (AHS). Due to the extent of his injuries he was immediately transported to an area hospital were he succumbed to those injuries. The female resident was also transported by AHS for observation due to smoke inhalation.
During continued extinguishment and overhaul of the fire, the second male resident was located in the garage at the rear of the house uninjured. Crews continue to check for extension and look for hot spots in the home, fire watch crews will be in place through the night.
This was a known address to Calgary Police Services (CPS) who were on scene assisting with scene safety and other area residents. The Calgary Fire Department Fire Investigator is on scene along with CPS Arson Investigators to try and determine the cause and origin of the fire.
ATCO and Enmax are also on scene to control the flow of utilities to the area.
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