Calgary Fire Department Responds to House Fire on Centre A Street NE
At approximately 3:05 this morning, the Calgary Fire Department responded to a house fire in the 4300 block of Centre A Street NE. On arrival fire crews were met with light smoke from the rear of a detached home. The fire had self-vented through the roof upon fire department arrival. Firefighters initiated an aggressive interior attack and used high volume fans to pressurize the home to contain the fire to the attic space in the home of origin. All occupants self evacuated from the house prior to fire fighter arrival on scene. There were no reports of injuries. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
The Calgary Fire Department would like to remind citizens that in the event of a fire, occupants should immediately evacuate and call 911 from a safe location. Never re-enter a structure once evacuated. Fire doubles in size approximately every 30 seconds and once alerted to a fire by a smoke alarm, a family has three minutes or less to safely evacuate. Ensure that your home has working and maintained smoke alarms on every level and practice your home escape plan twice per year.