February 19, 2018 11:12 am

Calgary fire crews battle two-alarm fire in Bridgeland

Calgary fire crews were called to a two-alarm fire in Bridgeland Monday morning.

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A two-alarm fire in Bridgeland kept Calgary Fire Department (CFD) crews busy Monday morning.

Around 1 a.m. firefighters were called to the 200 block of 8 St. N.E., the CFD said in a news release.

A single family two-storey home was found by firefighters engulfed in smoke and flames.

CFD said the lone occupant of the home escaped safely after being alerted by smoke detectors.

Three residents of an adjacent home were also forced to leave.

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The cold temperatures along with the nature of the fire made for difficult conditions for fire crews, so the decision was made to call a second alarm.

This allowed for additional crews and equipment to be brought in to deal with the blaze.

The fire was brought under control after about 40 minutes.

No injuries were reported.

CFD said there was extensive damage to the home and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

 

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