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Fire damages homes in southeast Calgary

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Crews battled a house fire in southeast Calgary on Sunday.

Police said they responded to the blaze in the 1000 block of Copperfield Boulevard S.E. at around 1:50 p.m. and helped evacuate houses in the area.

The Calgary Firefighters Association tweeted that multiple fire halls from across the city responded, noting that “this makes two large fires in the last two days with multiple homes damaged.”

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When crews arrived, two houses were engulfed and a third was threatened, so they immediately called a second alarm to ensure adequate resources, according to Calgary Fire Department Battalion Chief Bruce Barrs.

Calgary crews responded to a fire in the southeast on Sunday, May 3, 2020.
Calgary crews responded to a fire in the southeast on Sunday, May 3, 2020. Courtesy: Pieter Holloway​

“Unfortunately, four homes did sustain damage in this incident,” he said.

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The CFD explained that “two homes were significantly damaged with fire extension damaging the siding of two adjacent homes.”

Fire damaged homes in southeast Calgary on Sunday, May 3, 2020.
Fire damaged homes in southeast Calgary on Sunday, May 3, 2020. Global News

Everyone got out safely, the CFD said.

A female patient was treated for possible smoke inhalation on scene, Barrs said.

The CFD said 10 residents from three homes would be displaced “for an undetermined amount of time.”

Fire damaged homes in southeast Calgary on Sunday, May 3, 2020.
Fire damaged homes in southeast Calgary on Sunday, May 3, 2020. Global News

ATCO and ENMAX ensured “there were no hazards relating to services,” the CFD said.

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The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Fire damaged homes in southeast Calgary on Sunday, May 3, 2020.
Fire damaged homes in southeast Calgary on Sunday, May 3, 2020. Global News