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Calgary Fire Department Responds to Two Alarm House Fire in Monterey Park NE

Calgary Fire Crews Battle Two Alarm House Fire in Monterey Park

At approximately 8:00 pm the Calgary Fire Department (CFD) responded to reports of a house fire in the 7200 block of Laguna Way NE. Fire crews arrived on scene to find heavy smoke and flames showing from two single family houses and flames beginning to impinge on a third neighboring house. Firefighters quickley set up hose lines to control the fire and keep it contained to the structures already involved. Due to the large volume off smoke and flame, firefighting efforts remained exterior on the initial structures while primary and secondary searches were conducted on the neighboring homes. All occupants had safely self evacuated from their homes prior to CFD arriving, with two occupants assesed on scene by Alberta Health Services with no further care needed. In total three homes are unable to be reoccupied in the near furture. All occupants had alternative lodging available to them so Calgary Emergency Management Agency (CEMA) was not activated. Calagry Police Services provided traffic control and worked with the large crowds of concern residents to keep them a safe distance from the incident. Enmax attended the scene to shut down power to a the affected homes. Atco also attended to assist with a flaring gas line after the gas meter was damaged in the fire. Firefighters remain on scene extinguishing hot spots while conducting salvage and overhaul operations. There were no reports of injuries at the incident. Fire investigators are on location to determine the cause and origin of the fire. The Calgary Fire Department will maintain fire watch throughout the night at the incident site.

The Calgary Fire Department would like to remind the citizens of Calgay that smoke alarms help save lives and should be installed, maintained and regularly tested in every home.