One man burned in southeast Calgary fire
CALGARY – One man was injured when his Forest Lawn apartment caught fire on Wednesday.
Firefighters rushed to a fourplex in the 200 block of 48 Street S.E. after receiving reports of a possible explosion.
When they arrived, crews found smoke pouring from one of the suites in the building.
The occupant of the suite escaped through a window, but was treated by EMS for minor burns.
Seven people from the other three units managed to get out of the building safely.
Although crews were able to contain the fire to the suite where it originated, they say the other units were filled with smoke, forcing residents to find somewhere else to stay for the evening while they aired them out.
The Red Cross is helping one family of four by providing accommodation for 72 hours, as well as food, hygiene kits and clothing. The children also received teddy bears.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.