Calgary Fire Department responds to structure fire in Castleridge
At approximately 3:30 this morning Calgary 911 received a call reporting a fire in the basement of a single story home and the Calgary Fire Department was dispatched to the 100 block of Castleridge Way NE.
Due to the amount of smoke showing on arrival a working fire was declared and crews began an immediate fire attack and primary search of the home. 2 male residents were discovered just outside the home and directed to Alberta Health Services(AHS) while a third female resident was discovered in the home in a stairwell and also taken to AHS for assessment and treatment. At the time of this report only the female resident has been transported to hospital with smoke inhalation.
Fire crews quickly brought the fire under control and are working to extinguish hot spots and ensure no further fire spread and damage. The residents will be displaced from the home temporarily due to fire and smoke damage. The Calgary Fire Department investigator is on scene working to determine the cause and origin of the fire. ATCO and Enmax have been called to the scene to help control the flow of utilities to the home.
This address is know to Calgary Police Services(CPS) who attended the home prior to the fire incident earlier this morning, they are on scene.
There were working smoke alarms in the home which assisted in alerting the residents to the fire. The Calgary Fire Department would like to remind citizens that working smoke alarms help save lives and smoke alarms should be installed and regularly maintained on every floor of your home. If residents have photos, video or information regarding the fire, especially prior to CFD arrival on scene, to please email email@example.com.