Calgary, AB,

Calgary Fire Department Responds to a 2 Alarm Fire on Elbow Drive SW

Just before 5 am this morning the Calgary Fire Department was called to reports of a house fire in the 10,000 block of Elbow Drive SW.

First arriving crews were met with a high volume of smoke and heat coming from the basement of a single story residence. 5 Occupants of the home had self evacuated and alerted crews to an unaccounted for resident in the basement. Due to the heavy fire conditions, a second alarm was called to ensure adequate resources were available. Fire crews entering the structure were met with high heat and a challenging layout of the basement. A mayday was called for a fire crew who became disoriented in the structure. Additional search teams were immediately sent in to assist. The crew was able to find their way to an exit on their own and no injuries were reported.

The fire was quickly knocked down with a combination of interior and exterior hose lines. There is extensive damage to the basement of the structure.

AHS crews assessed all self evacuated occupants and one person remains unaccounted for at the time of this report. Calgary Police Services were also on scene to assist. Enmax and ATCO are on scene to control the utilities to the home.

Calgary Fire Department crews, including a Fire Investigator, remain on scene to ensure that there is no fire extension and to determine the cause and origin of the fire.

The Calgary Fire Department would like to remind all citizens to ensure that they have working smoke and CO alarms.