August 26, 2014 11:29 am
Updated: August 26, 2014 1:49 pm

Vehicles damaged by car fire in Cranston


CALGARY – Two vehicles were badly damaged by a fire in the community of Cranston on Tuesday.

Emergency crews rushed to the 100 block of Cranberry Avenue S.E. around 8:30 a.m.

They found one car parked in front of a home which had caught fire, spreading to a second vehicle.

They were able to extinguish the fire and say no one was injured.

Firefighters found a gas leak which may have sparked the blaze.

They were forced to evacuate about a dozen homes until it was fixed.

“Our major concern was both fuel tanks in this case were compromised, so we had a lot of fuel come down the roadway” says District Fire Chief Bryan Loschuk.

“Crews quickly sealed that off as quickly as possible. Obviously we don’t want those [going into] a storm sewer for environmental reasons.”

The home involved had minor damage but not anything structural.

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