Calgary Fire Department responds to multiple fires throughout the night
At approximately 6:00 pm on Monday November 11th, the Calgary Fire Department responded to a house fire in the 100 block of Templevale Place NE. When fire crews arrived and entered the home, they were met with smoke and visible flames in the kitchen area of the home which had spread from the cooking area to the surrounding cabinets. Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire and damage was minimized. Investigators are working to determine the exact cause of the fire.
Later at approximately 9:20 pm the same evening, fire crews were dispatched to the 100 block of Shawfield Court SE for reports of a vehicle fire. Calgary fire crews arrived minutes later to find a vehicle fully engulfed in flames. The fire was quickly extinguished without any extension to the surrounding structures. Investigators are working to determine a cause.
Within minutes, another structure fire was reported at the 100 block of Tuscany Court NW. On arrival, fire crews found a fire in the kitchen area and were able to quickly extinguish it, minimizing damage. Investigators continue to look into the origin and cause of this fire.
Two hours later, at approximately 11:20 p.m., fire crews were dispatched to another house fire on Ranchlands Blvd N.W. On arrival, firefighters were met by the resident who stated she had returned to find her home full of smoke. Crews entered the home and discovered a fire had started in the kitchen area and spread to the rest of room. Due to a lack of oxygen, the fire had burned itself out, leaving a toxic environment as well as significant fire and smoke damage. Tragically, fire crews also discovered seven dogs that had perished in the fire. Firefighters were able to rescue two others that were still alive. The two dogs were transported to an emergency animal veterinary clinic by a relative of the resident. Calgary Fire does not have an update on their condition.
Just after midnight on Tuesday November 12, the Calgary Fire Department was dispatched for reports of another structure fire at the 600 block of 28th Ave NW. On arrival, crews were met with a large amount of smoke and flame. The first arriving incident commander immediately called a second alarm for additional resources. Crews initiated an aggressive interior attack to quickly contain the fire. The one resident in the home at the time of the fire was able to self-evacuate. The patient was assessed by EMS and transported to hospital for smoke inhalation and elevated carbon monoxide (CO) levels. Investigators remain on scene working to determine the origin and cause of the fire.
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Calgary Fire Department would like to remind citizens that working smoke alarms can help save lives. For more information on fire prevention and fire safety, please visit www.calgary.ca/fire