Calgary, AB,

Calgary Fire Department Responds to Parkade Fire in Seton

At approximately 0430 this morning, the Calgary Fire Department responded to alarms in a multi-story residential condominium in the southeast community of Seton. 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.

The parkade involved connects two residential multi-family occupancies and subsequently activated alarms in both buildings. Crews are working to remove smoke from the parking area as well as smoke that has moved into the buildings. The Calgary Fire Department Hazardous Materials team is monitoring air quality in both buildings to ensure safe reentry for the residents. Damage is limited to a heating unit and smoke in the parking area.

Calgary Transit is providing busses for the evacuated occupants and AHS medics and Calgary Police are on scene. There are no injuries reported at this time. 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.