Calgary Fire Department Responds Multiple Fires
On September 1st, 2022 at approximately 6:40PM, the Calgary Fire Department (CFD) responded to multiple 911 calls for a house on fire in the southeast community of Ogden. On arrival at the 2300 block of Crestwood Road, crews found a large volume of smoke and flame issuing from a single story detached dwelling. Residents were outside the house to meet crews and attempting to extinguish the fire with garden hoses.
Crews attacked the fire initially from the outside before moving to the interior to suppress the fire and search for occupants. Firefighters were able to quickly bring the fire under control and confirm all residents safe and accounted for. There were downed powerlines at the rear of the home that were isolated and cordoned off. Fire crews located and rescued 2 cats from the home safely and returned them to the owners. There were 4 occupants in the home and 2 were assessed for smoke inhalation with one female occupant being transported to hospital for observation. One neighbor was also assessed for smoke inhalation due to exposure trying to assist prior to CFD arrival. One firefighter received minor injuries during the incident.
Calgary Police was on scene assisting with access and scene control, EMS treated 3 people and transported one patient and Enmax isolated the damaged powerlines. The cause is currently under investigation and crews will remain on scene through the night as damage to the home is extensive.
At 8:50PM the CFD responded to a 911 call for a building fire in Sky Gate Tower in the 1000 block of 16 Avenue southwest. The fire was observed on a 9th story balcony by passersby and crews arrived to find flames and smoke visible from the street. The building was being evacuated on arrival and fire fighters quickly ascended to the 9th floor and forced entry into the affected suite. The fire was confined to the balcony and quickly extinguished. 11 apparatus and over 25 firefighters were on scene. Residents were able to reenter the building shortly after the incident with minor damage held to only the balcony. Investigators are on scene determining the cause.
The CFD would like to remind citizens of the danger of careless disposal of smoking materials and the importance of working smoke alarms.