Calgary Fire Department responds to house fire in the NE.
At approximately 3:45 this afternoon, Calgary 911 received several calls with reports of a house fire in the 200 block of Carmel Close NE.
The Calgary Fire Department(CFD) was dispatched to the address and found a 2 storey home fully involved with smoke and fire. Crews quickly started a fire attack while checking for occupants of both the source home and exposed homes on either side. Once determined that all residents were safely evacuated fire crews focused on the extinguishment of the fire and the protection of the exposed home. 2 residents and 2 cats safely self evacuated from the source home, 2 residents from the exposed home also safely self evacuated. At the time of this report, active salvage and overhaul work is being done on both the source home and one exposed home to ensure the fire is extinguished. The source home suffered extensive damage and will be uninhabitable, the residents of the exposed home will be able to return later today.
Alberta Health Services(AHS) are on scene however no injuries to residents or firefighters have been reported. Calgary Police Services(CPS) are also on scene to assist with safety and the control of traffic in the area.
Enmax and ATCO were also on scene to manage the control and flow of utilities.
The Calgary Fire Department fire investigator will be on scene working to determine the cause and origin of this fire. The Calgary Fire Department would like to remind citizens that have photos, video or information regarding this fire, especially prior to CFD arrival on scene, please email firstname.lastname@example.org