Calgary, AB,

Calgary Fire Responds to Multiple Building Fires

At approximately 6:00 this evening the Calgary Fire Department responded to reports of smoke in the 3800 block of Bonnybrook Road in the city’s southeast. On arrival, crews found large volumes of smoke and flames in the roof area of a single story commercial occupancy. Firefighters quickly deployed hose lines and attacked the fire from the outside, while crews searched the interior for occupants. All occupants were able to evacuate the building without injury.

Fire Crews had to ladder the building and open up the roof to expose hidden fire in the roof material. Firefighters worked to extinguish all fire and were able to limit damage to the interior to minor smoke damage. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

At approximately 9:40 this evening, the Calgary Fire Department responded to the 200 block of Centre Street south for reports of smoke and fire in the roof area of a two story commercial occupancy. On arrival, fire crews detected smoke inside the structure and upon laddering the roof located a fire in the roofing material. Firefighters needed to cut away multiple layers of roofing material to expose concealed fire and continue to extinguish the area. All occupants of the building were able to evacuate and there were no injuries. Traffic on Centre Street is closed to accommodate aerial ladders. Crews will be working on scene into the night, and the cause of the fire is being investigated.