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Bungalow severely damaged after northwest Calgary fire

Crews responded to a bungalow fire on Berkley Crescent N.W. in Calgary on Tuesday before 4:30 p.m.
Crews responded to a bungalow fire on Berkley Crescent N.W. in Calgary on Tuesday before 4:30 p.m. Global News

No one was hurt but a home was heavily damaged after a fire in northwest Calgary on Tuesday.

Crews responded to 911 calls describing flames and thick black smoke billowing from a bungalow on Berkley Crescent N.W. before 4:30 p.m.

One person left the house before firefighters arrived and was later assessed by EMS for minor injuries. Neighbouring homes were evacuated as a precaution, the Calgary Fire Department said.

“Firefighters assessed the air in those homes to ensure it was clear of smoke and carbon monoxide prior to letting residents back in,” a CFD news release said.

Crews responded to a bungalow fire on Berkley Crescent N.W. in Calgary on Tuesday before 4:30 p.m.
Crews responded to a bungalow fire on Berkley Crescent N.W. in Calgary on Tuesday before 4:30 p.m. Global News

The fire department said the home was severely damaged. It’s unknown if the house had working smoke detectors, the CFD said.

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The origin and cause of the blaze are under investigation.