Two people were taken to hospital due to smoke inhalation Monday morning after a fire at an apartment in Edmonton’s west end.
Crews were called to the building at 94 Avenue and 149 Street at 9:10 a.m.
Fire officials said six units arrived five minutes later, and there was smoke showing from a second-storey suite in the building.
Due to the building’s materials, the fire was declared under control by 9:35 a.m.
“Fortunately, the whole inside of that building is all cinder block,” said Malcolm Hills, district chief with Edmonton Fire Rescue Services.
“It was very easy, it was all contained to the one suite.”
A second alarm had been declared by crews at 9:26 a.m. as a precaution but was cancelled by 9:32 a.m.
The two people who were taken to hospital were both from the suite involved in the fire.
The entire building was evacuated due to the fire and the Emergency Support Response Team is helping connect residences with resources.
Investigators are working to determine a cause.
There was also a cat in the suite, who was rescued.