WATCH ABOVE: A fire in the community of Coventry Hills has caused significant damage to a two-storey home. Jenna Freeman reports.
CALGARY – Seven people were able to safely escape a house fire in the community of Coventry Hills on Thursday.
The fire broke out in a two-storey home in the 100 block of Covehaven Gardens N.E. just after 3:30 a.m.
When firefighters arrived on scene, they found flames venting from the second floor windows.
Crews worked quickly to extinguish the blaze, and were able to keep it from spreading to adjacent homes.
Neighbour Perry Sipos says he and his family awoke to see bright orange flames out their window.
“Woke up, heard the screaming, saw all the flames through our bonus room window,” says Sipos. “Just a mad panic to get the kids, get them dressed, get them out, get to a neighbour’s, then find the dog, try to get the cat.”
“It was bizarre. I don’t ever want to relive that again.”
The fire caused significant damage to the home’s second floor.
The homeowner tells Global News she and her six children were able to get out of the home safely, along with their two dogs – thanks to working smoke detectors which alerted them to the blaze.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
A donation page has been set up on behalf of the family on GoFundMe. You can access the page here for more information.
GALLERY: Fire in Coventry Hills on Thursday, July 23, 2015.
– With files from Jenna Freeman