Calgary Fire Dept responds to second 2 alarm fire in one day.
At approximately 10:30 this morning, Calgary 911 received multiple calls stating that a home was on fire. The Calgary Fire Department was immediately dispatched to the 0-100 block of Martin Crossing Way N.E.
On route to the scene, a second alarm was called to insure adequate resources due to the volume of smoke and fire visible from a considerable distance away. The first apparatus on scene reported a working fire involving two separate single family dwellings. On arrival, immediate efforts were taken to control the fire through an aggressive exterior fire attack, transitioning to an interior fire attack to ensure they were able to get at the seat of the fire in both homes. Fire crews also began an immediate interior search for trapped residents. CFD can report that report all occupants were able to self evacuate from both properties prior to the arrival of the Calgary Fire Department. Aerial water streams were utilized to assist in extinguishment and to prevent fire spread to other exposed homes.
At the time of this report, the two homes involved have been significantly damaged by fire. Eleven (11) adults and two (2) children have been been forced from their homes. A Calgary Fire Dept. investigator is on scene working to determine the origin and cause of the fire. Fire crews will remain on scene to manage salvage and overall operations and to insure there are no hot spots.
Calgary Police Services (CPS), and Alberta Health Services (AHS) are on scene to assist with scene safety and the health and wellness of residents. No injuries to residents or first responders have been reported.
ATCO was also on scene controlling the flow of utilities in the area.
The Calgary Fire Department would like to remind citizens of the importance of working smoke alarms and to ensure that all members of a home or business have a fire plan with at least two ways to exit the structure in case of fire. This is the second 2 alarm fire that the Calgary Fire Department has responded today.
In addition, if you have any photos or video of this fire, prior to the arrival of the Calgary Fire Department, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org