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Calgary crews put out 2 fires on sweltering day

Calgary crews responded to a house fire in the 3000 block of Radcliffe Drive S.E. on Wednesday, June 30, 2021. Global News

As temperatures scorched at around 35 C on Wednesday, the Calgary Fire Department responded to two blazes within an hour.

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Crews were met with heavy smoke and flames when they arrived at the scene of a house fire in the 3000 block of Radcliffe Drive S.E. after 5 p.m.

One adult was taken to hospital due to smoke inhalation and another was assessed on scene, the CFD said.

Firefighters rescued two lizards and said later Wednesday evening that a missing dog was found dead in the home.

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Officials said the damage is “significant.”

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At 5:40 p.m., the CFD responded to another fire.

Flames emerged from the second storey of a home in the 200 block of Martinwood Way N.E.

Four adults got out safely before crews arrived — the CFD initially said it was five adults — and there were no injuries.

Crews said there is significant damage to the second floor.

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Both fires are under investigation.

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