Calgary Fire Department battles early morning two-alarm fire

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The Calgary Fire Department is investigating what caused a house in the city’s southwest to go up in flames early Sunday morning. As Matthew Conrod reports, the damage could have been worse if not for the quick work of fire crews – Nov 21, 2021

Two homes have been severely damaged after an early morning fire in Calgary’s southwest.

The Calgary Fire Department was called out to the 6600 block of Coach Hill Road S.W. just after 2 a.m. Sunday.

When crews arrived, they found one home engulfed, with flames spreading to a second house.

A third home had some exterior damage, but firefighters were able to stop it from spreading further.

Read more: Calgary police looking for more information on 2020 Nolan Hill house fire

Officials say everyone inside was able to evacuate. CFD said seven people were treated on scene.

ENMAX and ATCO were called to assist with shutting down utilities and making the scene safe for fire crews.

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The Calgary Fire Department responded to a blaze that damaged multiple homes on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021. Global News

Stephen Lieskovsky lives in the home that had the least amount of damage of the three residences involved and was awake in his living room around the time the fire started.

He said as soon as he realized what was going on, he ran outside and began knocking on the doors and windows of the other homes.

“I took them into my house because they were freezing cold,” Lieskovsky said.

“We weren’t there for a couple of minutes, and then the fire department arrived, and they started banging on the door telling me to get out of my house because it was next.”

A CFD investigator was on scene. The cause of the fire was not immediately released.

– With files from Matthew Conrod


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