Blaze at Falconridge strip mall causes ‘extensive’ damage: Calgary fire

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Calgary fire crews battle NE 2-alarm fire
Calgary fire crews were called to a fire outside of a northeast strip mall Sunday evening. As Blake Lough explains there's extensive damage to part of the exterior – Jan 31, 2022

A two-alarm structure fire kept Calgary fire crews busy late Sunday.

A fire was reported outside the strip mall near McKnight Boulevard and Falconridge Boulevard NE around 7 p.m.

Calgary Fire Department crews found that the fire, which had originally been reported outside of the building, had spread to the inside. More resources were called in to tackle the fire.

No occupants were in any of the businesses at the time, and no injuries were reported, though EMS crews were on standby.

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The CFD said there’s extensive damage to one section of the exterior of the strip mall, with smoke and some water damage to the interior businesses.

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Both Enmax and Atco were at the scene to control the flow of utilities.

A CFD investigator was also at the scene to determine the cause and origin of the fire. The investigation continues.

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