Fire Crews Respond to 2 Alarm Fire on Royal Abbey Rise NW
At approximately 12:30 am on the morning of Friday, May 5, Calgary Fire Department (CFD) crews responded to Royal Abbey Rise NW for reports of a structure fire.
Upon arrival, CFD found a fully involved single family residence, with flames and smoke burning through the roof of the structure. All residents inside the home evacuated before CFD’s arrival.
Shortly after arriving, a second alarm was struck by CFD to ensure adequate resources on scene.
Crews quickly worked to extinguish the main body of flames as well as protect exposures on either side of the source home.
Two residents from the home where the fire originated have been displaced.
The fire is under control currently and crews are remaining on scene to ensure full extinguishment.
Both residents were transported to hospital by AHS with non-life-threatening injuries.
CPS assisted and provided traffic and crowd control at scene. Atco and Enmax were dispatched and ensured there were no hazards relating to services.
Although this fire's origin and cause is still under investigation, the CFD would like to remind citizens that improper disposal of smoking materials is the leading cause of outdoor accidental fires in Calgary. The CFD recommends that homeowners:
- Never put out cigarettes or smoking materials in plant pots, peat moss, your lawn or garden. Use a deep, wide, sturdy metal container filled part way with water or sand.
- Do not store propane tanks, firewood or yard waste next to your house.
The fire investigator is on scene conducting an investigation. Cause of the fire is yet to be determined.