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House fire on Elbow Drive, one man sent to hospital

WATCH ABOVE: The Calgary Fire Department got called to quite a house fire in the city’s southwest Saturday afternoon. Our Lisa MacGregor was at the scene on Elbow Drive and has the details.

CALGARY – Fire crews responded to a well developed single house fire in the community of Elboya on the 4200 Block of Elbow Drive Saturday around 4:00 p.m.

When crews arrived, they were able to confine the fire to one residence.

One person was taken to hospital with extreme smoke inhalation.

“This was an area resident that assisted us and was actively going around banging on doors and insuring that the exposure homes next door, that the people had evacuated. When they were doing this they subsequently inhaled a large amount of smoke,” said Alan Ball from the Calgary Fire Department.

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Fire officials say they believe the house has been vacant for quite some time.

Officials say there is significant damage to the home from the fire but have not confirmed an estimated cost.

No word yet what caused the fire and where it started. Fire officials are not sure if it was arson.

“Our first reports was that there was a fire at the exterior of this address plus the single family residence. It’s tough to tell exactly where exactly the fire started because the fire involvement when we arrived, we didn’t launch and interior attack it was well developed.”

Calgary police continue to investigate.

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House fire full engulfed near Elbow Drive Saturday. Credit: David MacElwain

 

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