Dog saved by neighbour after Riverbend home catches fire

The Calgary Fire department responds to a 911 call for a house fire on Riverbend Crescent southeast on Wednesday, March 10, 2021. Global News

The Calgary Fire Department says a dog was rescued from a house fire in the community of Riverbend on Wednesday.

Firefighters arrived at the home on Riverbend Crescent Southeast just after 9 a.m.

Crews found smoke and flames coming from the two-storey home but were able to head inside to douse the flames and extinguish the fire.

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No one was at home at the time, and the CFD said a neighbour had removed the family dog before crews arrived on scene.

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“Damage from the fire was extensive to the kitchen and main floor of the home,” the CFD said in a release.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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