Calgary, AB,

Calgary Fire Department Responds to Electrical Fire

The Calgary Fire Department Responds to an Electrical Fire in the NE.


At approximately 2:00 this morning the Calgary Fire Department (CFD) responded to reports of a smell of smoke in a single family duplex in the 600 block of Marlborough Way NE.

On arrival fire crews found a smell of smoke and a light haze in the residence. Crews quickly began to investigate and look for the source, while monitoring the air quality. An electrical outlet on the outside of the home was found to be a source of heat due to an electrical short. Fire crews opened the wall on the inside of the home to find charring and heat damage to the structure of the home, which was then extinguished.

Elevated levels of Carbon Monoxide (CO) were detected in the home. As a precaution, two adult males were transported to an area hospital by Alberta Health Services (AHS). 4 other members of the family including a 17 month old child were also assessed by AHS. All 6 members of the family will be displaced for the night and have moved to alternative accommodations.

The Calgary Fire Department Fire Investigator is on scene to further determine the origin and cause of the fire.

There were no working CO alarms and no working smoke alarms in the home. The Calgary Fire Department would like to remind the citizens of Calgary that smoke and CO alarms help save lives, and would like to see smoke and CO alarms installed, maintained and regularly tested in every home.