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Man dead in overnight house fire in Calgary’s southwest

One man was found inside the home, who later died of his injuries in hospital.
One man was found inside the home, who later died of his injuries in hospital. Mike Hills / Global News

The Calgary Fire Department is reminding residents about the importance of smoke alarms, after one person died in a house fire in Glendale on Friday night.

Fire crews arrived at the home on Kelwood Place southwest around 11 p.m, where they encountered heavy smoke and flames coming from the back of the single-storey home.

According to CFD, crews found a man inside the home.

After efforts to resuscitate the man, he was transferred to hospital by AHS but died due to fire-related injuries, CFD said.

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Fire crews continued to battle the flames from outside the home after the main floor collapsed.

Police and AHS were on scene, and ENMAX and ATCO were also called in to control utilities.

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Fire crews and an investigator were on scene to check for hot spots and to investigate the cause of the fire.

CFD said they would like to see smoke and carbon monoxide alarms installed, maintained and regularly tested in all homes.