No smoke alarms in Calgary housing unit damaged by fire
Fire crews were called to a blaze in a multi-family building in southeast Calgary on Tuesday.
The call came in at about 1:15 p.m., according to the Calgary Fire Department.
When firefighters arrived at the building near 42 Street and 17 Avenue S.E., smoke was seen coming from a unit on the second floor.
CFD spokesperson Carol Henke said the fire was found in the bathroom of the suite, which did not have a working smoke alarm.
“It looks like it might be related to an electrical issue at this point,” Henke said, adding that a fire investigator was on scene working to determine the exact cause.
Henke said no one was injured and those inside were able to self-evacuate.
The fire caused damage to the ceiling of the bathroom and other parts of the home.
Henke said there were smoke alarms in the hallway of the building, but a number of other units did not have smoke alarms.
“Every residence should have working smoke alarms – those are your first warning device to let you know there’s an issue, and as soon as you discover a fire, call 911 right away,” Henke said.
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