Calgary Fire Department Responds to Parkade Fire in Bridlewood
At approximately 2200 this evening, the Calgary Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire in the parkade of a multi-story residential condominium in the southwest community of Bridlewood. On arrival, crews located large amounts of smoke coming from the underground parkade of the complex. Firefighters quickly made entry to the parking area and were able to bring the fire under control. Building alarms were active on arrival and occupants were evacuating to the outside.
Crews are working to remove smoke from the parking area as well as smoke that has moved into the building. The Calgary Fire Department Hazardous Materials team is monitoring air quality in the building to ensure safe reentry for the residents. Damage is limited to a vehicle and smoke in the parking area.
Calgary Transit is providing buses for the evacuated occupants and AHS medics and Calgary Police are on scene. Two residents sustained injuries and are being treated and transported by AHS. The cause of the fire is not yet known and is under investigation. The Calgary Fire Department reminds citizens of the importance of being familiar with building evacuation plans and having an escape plan for you and your family. Practice your escape plan and remember that working smoke alarms save lives. Also take a quick moment to grab some warm clothing and shoes to protect you and your family from the cold now that the winter months are upon us.
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