Calgary, AB,

Calgary Fire Department responds to 2 alarm house fire in the NW.

At approximately 2:15 AM this morning, Calgary 9-1-1 received several calls reporting a house fire in the 100 block of Royal Oak Terrace NW. 

The Calgary Fire Department (CFD) was dispatched and discovered two homes were involved in flames on arrival. A second alarm was called when the strong wind spread the fire to a third home. Firefighting efforts were immediately focused on stopping the spread of fire to further homes, deploying aerial water streams and protecting exposures. Fire crews simultaneously evacuated surrounding homes that were in the immediate danger areas.

At the time of this report, 3 homes have been severely damaged by fire with several others damaged by heat and smoke. All residents have been accounted for and no injuries have been reported. Approximately 19 residents will be displaced from their homes for various time periods. Calgary Emergency Management Agency (CEMA) is on scene to assist with those displaced.

Alberta Health Services (AHS) and Calgary Police Services (CPS) are on scene to assist with the health and wellness of residents and scene safety. ATCO and ENMAX are also on scene to control and manage the flow of utilities.

Calgary Fire Department Investigators are on scene working to determine the origin and cause of the fire. The fire is currently under control but firefighting efforts will continue well into the late morning.