Multiple fire trucks responded to a house fire in Inglewood Thursday afternoon.
The Calgary Fire Department said the St. Monica Avenue bungalow was vacant at the time. A neighbour spotted smoke.
“When nobody’s home, the fire builds significantly before it’s noticeable from somebody on the outside,” spokesperson Carol Henke said. “Fire doubles in size every thirty seconds, so it was probably fairly significant by the time fire crews arrived.”
Watch below: Calgary fire crews quickly doused a house fire at a vacant house in Inglewood Thursday. Global’s Tony Tighe reports.
The fire started in the basement and caused significant damage inside the home, including leaving a few holes in the ceiling.
The flames were extinguished by 1 p.m.
The cause is under investigation.
Watch below: Aerial footage shows smoke from a house fire in Inglewood Thursday afternoon
With files from Global’s Tony Tighe