March 3, 2016 11:49 am
Updated: March 3, 2016 11:56 am

Early morning fire forces evacuation of southeast Calgary townhouse

Firefighters were called to a blaze in the 200 block of Queensland Drive S.E. at around 4:20 a.m. on Thursday, March 3, 2016.

Global News

CALGARY – A townhouse in the community of Queensland had to be evacuated early Thursday morning after a fire broke out.

The blaze in the 200 block of Queensland Drive S.E. started at around 4:20 a.m.

Three occupants living in the suite where the fire started were able to get out safely before firefighters arrived, thanks to a smoke alarm which woke them.

Three other units were evacuated as a precaution.

Crews were able to extinguish the fire and keep the damage contained to the unit of origin, using high-capacity fans to remove smoke from an adjoining suite.

Firefighters rescued a cat from the suite where the fire started.

No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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