Calgary Fire Department Responds to House Fire in Rosscarrock
At approximately 5:30 this evening the Calgary Fire Department responded to a 911 call for a house fire in the 1400 block of 38th street southwest. On arrival, crews found smoke issuing from a single story detached residential occupancy. Crews were able to quickly gain entry and were met with heavy smoke conditions which made locating the fire in the basement challenging. The lone occupant of the house was able to self-evacuate. Firefighters knocked down the initial fire and after searching the entire house determined that there were no other occupants.
The lone occupant suffered injury from smoke inhalation and was assessed by on scene AHS paramedics and transported to hospital. Calgary Fire remains on scene extinguishing hot spots and assisting with investigation. Damage from the fire was significant in the basement and the rest of the home suffered extensive smoke damage. The fire did not damage any adjacent property and was confined to the building of origin. Calgary Police assisted on scene with perimeter and traffic control.
Crews will remain on scene for the next several hours into the night, and the cause of the fire is under investigation.
The Calgary Fire Department would like to remind all citizens of the importance of working smoke alarms.