Calgary Fire Department responds to residential fire
The Calgary Fire Department Responds to a Kitchen Fire in the South East
At 2:30 on Tuesday morning, the Calgary Fire Department (CFD) responded to a 9-1-1 call for a structure fire in the 2000 block of 39 St. SE.
On arrival fire crews found smoke and a small amount of fire in the kitchen of a duplex. Fire crews quickly entered and extinguished the fire and searched the home and the neighbouring home for occupants. Six family members, two adults and four children safely self evacuated from the affected home, while one adult female safely self evacuated the neighbouring home. Fire crews worked to ensure there was no continued fire spread or extension into the structure, and ventilated both sides while monitoring air quality.
Alberta Health Services (AHS) transported the two older children to an area hospital for observation accompanied by their mother due to elevated carbon monoxide (CO) levels from smoke inhalation. Reports show there were no working smoke alarms or CO alarms in the home. The family will be displaced from the affected side of the duplex. The resident in the neighbouring side was allowed to return home.
Calgary Police Services (CPS) were also on scene to assist the family and neighbours. CPS remains on scene with three family members while waiting for accommodations.
ATCO and ENMAX were on scene to control the flow of utilities. Electrical power has been turned off to the affected side of the duplex.
The CFD fire investigator is on scene to determine the cause and origin of the fire.
The CFD would like to remind the citizens that smoke and CO alarms help save lives. Install alarms on every level and near sleeping areas. Test them monthly and replace smoke alarms after 10 years. Plan and practice your home escape plan. For more information on fire safety, visit www.calgary.ca/fire