Calgary Fire Department responds to 2 alarm structure fire in the NW.
Shortly after 2:30 this afternoon Calgary 911 received several reports of smoke and fire, The Calgary Fire Department (CFD) was dispatched to the 200 block of Evansglen Cl NW.
Due to the large volume of smoke, responding crews called a working fire and a second alarm while enroute to ensure adequate resources were on scene. On arrival 2 duplex structures were fully involved in smoke and fire, crews quickly focused on extinguishment of the source homes and searches of the structures. Very high winds increased the area of concern and exposed homes were also protected and evacuated for safety reasons. Large aerial water streams were used to assist with the control of the fire and the protection of wind driven debris and embers.
At the time of this report 4 residences are severely fire damaged and uninhabitable and 3 other homes have some damage due to heat exposure. 8 residents have been displaced by the fire with no reports of injuries to residents or responders. St Josephine Bakhita School which borders the affected properties was also evacuated for safety reasons but was not impacted by smoke or heat. CFD investigators will be on scene working to determine the cause and origin of the fire, and fire crews will remain throughout the night to ensure safety.
Calgary Police Services (CPS) and Alberta Health Services (AHS) were also on scene to assist with health and wellness of the residents and scene safety for the area. Enmax and ATCO also assisted by controlling the flow of utilities.
The Calgary Fire Department would like to remind citizens that have photos, video or information regarding this fire, especially prior to CFD arrival on scene, to please email firstname.lastname@example.org