The cause of an early morning fire in a southeast Calgary mobile home park is under investigation.
The Calgary Fire Department was called to the Oasis Mobile Home Park around 2 a.m. Saturday for reports that multiple mobile homes were on fire.
“Upon arrival, fire crews faced significant smoke and flames from multiple single-family mobile homes,” a CFD news release read. “Two mobile homes were fully involved and two partially involved upon CFD’s arrival.”
There were no injuries in the fire as residents fled their homes before fire crews arrived on scene; however, two cats were missing.
‘Threw her over my shoulder’
As the fire ripped through the pair of trailers, a man passing by saw the flames and began pounding on doors to alert residents of the fire.
Daniel St. Germain was one of those alerted to blaze, and after he heard an explosion come from one of the trailers, he began helping the Good Samaritan free a mother and son who were stuck inside a burning trailer.
“I pulled the son out first through the little window, had him set up so he could pop out,” St. Germain said. “Then I went and grabbed the old lady, threw her over my shoulder and dragged her out.”
Both St. Germain and the mystery man continued to check the burning trailers to see if anyone was left inside — St. Germain doing so with nothing but a pair of pants on.
At one point on St. Germain’s security footage, the mystery man can be seen jumping out of the window of one of the burning trailers and running to safety.
After providing lifesaving assistance, he hopped the fence of the mobile home park, got in his car and drove away. Now, St. Germain is looking to thank him for all he did to help people he’s never met.
“We would like to find you. You did a lot,” St. Germain said.
Cause under investigation
A Calgary Transit bus was brought in to provide shelter for residents displaced due to the fire.
ATCO and ENMAX were also called to the scene to ensure the fire didn’t cause any hazards relating to service.
Crews, as well as a fire investigator, remained on scene Saturday morning to check for hot spots, a CFD news release said.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
CFD is also reminding residents to test their smoke alarms monthly, and replace the alarms every 10 years.