Fatality Two-Alarm House Fire in Deer Ridge

At approximately 1050 pm on May 17th, 2022 the Calgary Fire Department responded to the 100 block of Deerview Way in the southeast community of Deer Ridge for a structure fire. On arrival, fire crews were faced with a multi-unit residential home with smoke showing. A second alarm was called in order to ensure adequate resources on scene.

Firefighters first initiated a defensive attack due to the amount of flame extending from the basement of the source unit creating unsafe main floor conditions. The fire was quickly brought under control using exterior hose lines and an elevated master stream from one of CFD’s aerial apparatus.

During an interior search, firefighters located one deceased male adult resident. At the time of release, crews were awaiting arrival of the Medical Examiner (ME).

Fire crews quickly searched the remainder of the residence and determined the dwelling all clear. 

The fire was largely contained to the unit of origin with heavy heat and smoke damage to that area, while damage to other units was minimal. 

CPS assisted with traffic control. Utility hazard mitigation was managed by Atco and Enmax on scene.

A fire investigator, CPS, and the ME will remain on scene through the night investigating the cause of the fire and fatality.