An investigation is currently underway after a two-alarm fire broke out in northwest Calgary in the early hours of Sunday morning. The fire damaged three homes, one of them extensively.
The fire was reported at around 1:50 a.m. in the 100 block of Evansbrooke Way N.W. Firefighters arrived at the scene and could already see flames from a distance, prompting them to call for a second alarm due to the significant amount of fire and the potential threat to neighboring homes.
A total of 17 fire apparatus and 41 firefighters were deployed to tackle the blaze at its peak. The first home where the fire originated has sustained extensive damage, while a second home also experienced significant damage. A third home has minor exterior damage.
Thanks to the efforts of the fire crews, 11 people and three dogs were safely evacuated. Unfortunately, one individual suffered second-degree burns during the evacuation and was transported to the hospital by EMS.
Currently, the fire crews, along with investigators, remain at the scene to ensure that all hot spots have been extinguished. A thorough investigation will be conducted to determine the cause of the fire.
This incident serves as a reminder of the importance of fire safety measures and the need for prompt action in the event of a fire. It is crucial to have working smoke detectors in every home and to know the proper evacuation procedures. Fires can spread rapidly and cause immense damage, as evidenced by this incident.
– Calgary Fire Department.