Calgary, AB,

Calgary Fire Department Responds to multiple House Fires

At approximately 5:00 PM this afternoon the Calgary Fire Department responded to a 911 call for reports of a house fire in the 3000 block of Radcliffe Drive SE. On arrival crews found a single story residence heavily involved with a large volume of smoke and flames showing from the rear of the structure. An aggressive interior fire attack and search was initiated and crews were able to protect the neighboring homes contain the fire to the home of origin. During the search of the home two reptiles were found and removed from the home and one dog was found deceased. Two occupants of the home were treated on scene for smoke inhalation with one occupant transported by AHS crews to hospital. The occupants had re-entered the burning home and attempted to rescue the animals. The fire did extensive damage to the home and the cause is under investigation.

At approximately 5:40 PM, fire crews were also called to a reported house fire in the 200 block of Martinwood way NE. Crews there were met with flames showing from the second story of a two story residence. 4 adult occupants were able to self evacuate prior to fire crews arrival and there were no reported injuries. Fire crews were able to contain the fire with an aggressive interior fire attack.

Fire crews, including Fire investigators, will be at both scenes for the next several hours checking for hot spots and working on determining the cause and origin of the fires.

The Calgary Fire Department reminds citizens of the importance of ensuring there are working smoke and CO alarms in all homes.