Calgary fire crews respond to 3-alarm fire in city’s southeast

Calgary firefighters were called to the 5700 block of 17 Avenue southeast on Sunday morning after declaring a three-alarm fire response. Mike Hills / Global News

An early morning fire in the city’s southeast was declared a three-alarm fire, after flames quickly began to spread, according to officials with the Calgary Fire Department.

Shortly after 6 a.m. Sunday, fire crews were called to a strip mall in the 5700 block of 17 Ave S.E. for reports of a fire on the outside of the building.

According to CFD, the fire rapidly spread from the south side of the building towards the roof.

A second alarm was called shortly after crews arrived due to the types of businesses in the building, like the auto repair shop, and the roof of the building, which was under construction with a voided roof.

The third alarm was called as firefighters needed more resources to help with venting the roof, CFD officials told Global News.

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Nobody was inside the building at the time of the fire, and no injuries have been reported.

Crews managed to put out the early-morning fire, and an investigator has been called in to determine the cause.

CFD officials said CCTV from nearby businesses is also being used in the investigation.

As of late Sunday morning fire crews, along with the Calgary Police Service, remained on scene.

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