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Airdrie emergency crews fight to contain residential structure fire

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WATCH: One home was destroyed and residents of neighbouring homes were evacuated after a large house in Airdrie on Tuesday. Craig Momney reports. – Aug 9, 2022

Airdrie RCMP and the Airdrie Fire Department fought to contain a house fire on Tuesday afternoon.

RCMP said first responders were dispatched to the fire in Airdrie’s Hillcrest neighbourhood at around 4 p.m.

Multiple 911 calls were received for the fire, which RCMP said gave off heavy smoke that could be seen from a great distance. When crews arrived on scene, they said a heavy volume of fire coated both sides of the house.

The occupants of the house — three kids, their mother and two dogs — were not home at the time of the blaze. However, some homes in the surrounding area were evacuated as a safety precaution. No injuries were reported.

Police and firefighters asked motorists to avoid the area while crews tried to contain the blaze.

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An investigation into the cause of the fire is set to begin on Wednesday morning.

Police and fire responded to a residential structure fire in Airdrie on Tuesday afternoon. Global News
Fire crews responded to the fire in the Hillcrest neighbourhood at around 4 p.m. on Aug. 9. Global News

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