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Basement fire snuffed out quickly thanks to nearby fire hall

One man is in hospital after a fire broke out at a southeast townhouse complex on Monday morning.
One man is in hospital after a fire broke out at a southeast townhouse complex on Monday morning. File Photo

CALGARY- A house fire that broke out in Coach Hill on Thursday afternoon was quickly contained, thanks to the proximity of a fire hall.

Emergency crews were called to the townhouse in the 7100 block of Coach Hill Road S.W. around 3 p.m., for reports of a basement fire. A woman who lives there was alerted to the fire by a smoke alarm, and made it out safely.

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A fire station is located just a block away, making for a quick response time. As a result, the fire was put out quickly.

The basement suffered fire damage and the entire house was damaged by smoke. Two neighbouring townhomes were evacuated as a precaution.

Investigators are now working to determine the cause.

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