Calgary, AB,

Calgary Fire Department Responds to Structure Fire in Foothills Industrial Area

At approximately 5:30 this afternoon, Calgary 911 received a report through an alarm monitoring company, of a possible building fire in the foothills Industrial area. Calgary Fire Department crews arrived at the 4300 block of 50 Ave SE to visible flames and smoke coming from the roof of a large unoccupied manufacturing structure. Fire crews quickly set up exterior water streams to extinguish the visible flames along the roof line before making entry to the building. Interior fire attack crews knocked down the remaining flames and confirmed that no one was in the building at the time the fire broke out. Aerial ladder trucks and ground ladders allowed firefighters quick access to the roof structure to continue fire overhaul operations. ATCO and Enmax were also on scene to provide assistance with utilities as a precautionary measure. There have been no reports of injuries at the scene. Investigations of the fire are complete and fire crews are remaining on scene at this time engaging in extensive overhaul and salvage activities. Fire crews will remain on-scene into the night on fire watch detail.