Calgary, AB,

Calgary Fire Department Responds to Collision and Fire in Northeast

At approximately 6:30 this evening the Calgary Fire Department responded to a 911 call for a motor vehicle collision near the intersection of McKnight Boulevard and Barlow Trail in the city’s northeast. On arrival crews found a collision between a tandem gravel truck and a sport utility vehicle.

Crews closed the immediate roadway to ensure safety and found one male trapped in the cab of the gravel truck. The occupants of the SUV were injured but able to self-extricate. On scene crews assessed the driver and occupant of the SUV and they were treated and transported by AHS ambulances. The driver of the gravel truck was stabilized and extricated from the damaged cab and transported by AHS. There was damage to trees and the boulevard, and traffic will be impacted until the scene is cleared. Calgary Police is on scene and will be investigating the cause of the incident.

At approximately 5:00 this evening crews responded to the 200 block of Redstone Drive in the northeast for a structure fire. Once on scene, crews were met by smoke on the main floor and a fire confined to the living room. Firefighters quickly made entry and extinguished the fire, confining it to the single room and contents. Occupants were able to safely leave the occupancy and crews located one cat that was unharmed. There were no injuries reported and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

The Calgary Fire Department would like to remind citizens to use caution with candles in the home and to ensure that they are never left unattended. Working smoke alarms can save lives.