Calgary, AB,

Smoke alarm alerts resident to basement fire in south east Calgary

At approximately 9:00 on Tuesday morning, Calgary fire crews were called to the 100 block of River Rock Place S.E. for reports of a basement fire. When fire crews arrived on scene, they could see smoke coming from the house.

Fire crews entered the home and found the fire in the basement, quickly getting it under control and extinguishing it. One occupant was home at the time of the fire and safely evacuated prior to CFD arrival. She had smelled a slight odour, was unsure of the source and was then promptly alerted to the fire by working smoke alarms. She then exited and called 9-1-1

A pet cat was initially unaccounted for but has since been found alive by firefighters. A fire investigator attended the scene to determine the exact origin and cause of this fire. No injuries were reported as a result fo this fire.

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