At approximately 845 this morning, the Calgary Fire Department responded to a 911 call on Citadel Close NW. On arrival, crews found a two story, detached, single family dwelling, with heavy black smoke and large volumes of flame coming from the attached front garage.
On scene crews acted quickly to extinguish the fire and were able to stop the fire from spreading to adjacent houses. All occupants were able to self-evacuate, however, one occupant re-entered the structure to rescue a cat. That occupant was assessed and transported to hospital by AHS crews with smoke related injuries.
There is extensive fire damage to the home, with minor exterior fire damage to an adjacent home. Calgary Police are assisting on scene with traffic and perimeter control, and AHS paramedics are standing by. ATCO and Enmax are at the scene assisting Calgary Fire with the utilities.
The cause of the fire is currently under investigation and crews will be working at the scene for the next several hours. Traffic in the area will be impacted.
The Calgary Fire Department would like to remind citizens about the importance of working smoke alarms, as they can be the difference between life and death. Plan, discuss and practice your home escape plan with everyone in your residence.