August 6, 2014 3:01 pm
Updated: August 6, 2014 8:47 pm

Fire breaks out in Mountain Park home


CALGARY- A major house fire broke out in southeast Calgary on Wednesday afternoon.

Just before 1 p.m., fire crews received multiple 911 calls about a fire along Mt McKenzie Drive, in the community of Mountain Park.

Crews rushed to the scene, and found a large volume of smoke and flames when they arrived. As a result, a second alarm was called in.

A family with four children who lived inside got out safely on their own.

Fire crews managed to get the blaze under control a short time later, and managed to keep it from spreading to neighbouring homes. However, the house where the fire started was destroyed.

So far there is no word on a cause, but officials say there were not working smoke detectors inside the house.

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