Calgary Fire Department responds to multiple fires Saturday

Just after 8pm this evening Calgary Fire crews responded to a reported house fire in the 100 block of Fallswater Cr. NE. On arrival crews were met with smoke and flames on the exterior of the home. The flames were being fed by natural gas leaking from the meter. It is suspected that the gas meter was struck by lightning causing the leak and fire. Crews were able to control the gas and contain the fire to the exterior of the home. ATCO remains on scene to repair the gas line and meter. No injuries were reported.

At approximately 6pm this evening the Calgary Fire Department responded to multiple 911 calls for a building fire in the 2000 block of Kensington Road NW. Arriving crews were met with heavy smoke and flames from the upper two stories of a 3 story apartment.

Fire crews quickly attacked the fire, first from the outside and then moving to the interior with hose lines to quickly bring the fire under control. An aerial ladder was deployed as a master stream and to gain access to the roof of the structure. All occupants were able to self evacuate and there were no reports of injuries to civilians or firefighters. A number of pets were rescued by firefighters during the incident. The fire was confined to the structure of origin.

AHS and CPS were on both scenes to assist. Calgary Fire crews, including a Fire Investigator, remain on scene checking for hot spots and investigating the cause and origin of the fire.

Earlier in the day firefighters were on scene at house fires in the communities of Prestwick and Sandstone. There were no injuries at either incident and the fires were confined to the rooms of origin.

The Calgary Fire Department reminds all citizens that working smoke and CO alarms can help to save lives and they should be installed and tested in all homes.