CALGARY – Firefighters helped five residents safely escape a two-alarm fire and stop the spread to an Ogden home early Saturday.
The garage of the home in the 8000 block of 24 Street Southeast was fully engulfed in flame by the time fire crews arrived, shortly after 5:00 a.m..
Firefighters quickly knocked down the flames on the garage as well as on a shed next door.
There was, however, some damage to the home. The heat caused a back window to blow out, allowing smoke to enter the house.
Smoke detectors were sounding in the home when fire crews went inside to evacuate residents.
“We all got out well before the fire was in the house so there was no smoke in the house yet. So whoever alerted us did a good job and got there early,” says Jason Schurman, a renter at the home.
Unfortunately the power lines were also damaged in the fire – forcing Schurman and four other residents to find alternative accommodations.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.