Calgary, AB,

Two Alarm House Fire in Cranston

Two Alarm Fire in Cranston

On February 24th at approximately 6:45 PM, the Calgary Fire Department responded to multiple calls for a house on fire in the southeast community of Cranston.  On arrival at Cranfield Crescent, firefighters found one house completely engulfed in fire with fire spreading to houses on both sides and to the rear.  A second alarm was called immediately due to the size of the fire and the rapid spread.  Residents fled the source house, and neighbors had evacuated when Calgary Fire arrived. 

Firefighters quickly deployed large volume hose lines and set up an aerial ladder with an elevated fire stream.  Crews were able to bring the fire under control and limit damage to four homes.  Damage to two of the homes is extensive  with the other homes limited to mainly exterior damage.  All occupants are accounted for, and four people were evaluated by EMS with three being transported to hospital with smoke inhalation. 

Calgary Police Service created perimeters for scene safety and ATCO and Enmax assisted with utilities.  At the height of the incident there were twelve apparatus at the scene and over twenty-five firefighters.  Entry into the scene was challenged by icy roads and cars in the area driving to the scene clogging roadways. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation, and crews will be on scene through the night.  Traffic in the immediate area will be impacted for several hours.