Fire destroys Castleridge home
Published Thursday, February 14, 2013 9:29AM MST
Last Updated Thursday, February 14, 2013 4:55PM MST
Crews have put out a fire in a home in the northeast Calgary community of Castleridge.
The fire broke out at around 7:30 a.m. at a home on Castlefall Grove N.E.
A 22-year-old woman who lives in the home says she smelled smoke and was able to wake everyone else inside the home and get them outside.
She says she saw a large amount of smoke in the garage, but believed the fire started somewhere in the backyard.
They've lived in the home for about six months and believe they lost everything in the fire.
All three occupants, the woman, an adult male and an 18 year old girl, all escaped safely.
Battalion Chief Al Magwood says they were called to the scene early Thursday morning and called a second alarm when they arrived, seeing flames bursting from the roof of an attached garage.
The heat of the blaze also seared siding on adjacent homes.
The house itself sustained a significant amount of damage as the fire spread to the second level of the home.
Smoke could be seen billowing from the area for several kilometres.
There were no reported injuries.
Crews continue to investigate the cause of the fire and will monitor the scene for hot spots.
It could be several hours before the family will be able to enter the building to recover any belongings.