Fire crews battle early morning blazes
Fire crews outside of an abandoned home in Pineridge following a Sunday morning fire
Ryan White, CTV Calgary
Published Sunday, June 7, 2015 11:15AM MDT
Last Updated Sunday, June 7, 2015 4:35PM MDT
Members of the Calgary Fire Department successfully extinguished an early morning mobile home fire in the southeast and a fire at an abandoned residence in the northeast.
According to CFD officials, at approximately 1:30 a.m. Sunday, a fire crew responded to the mobile home park near the intersection of Blackfoot Trail and Southland Drive Southeast following reports of a fire. The occupants of the home escaped the building prior to the arrival of the CFD crew.
Firefighters located flames emerging from the kitchen of the home and doused the blaze before it could spread throughout the home or to neighbouring trailers. No one was injured in the fire.
While firefighters tended to the southeast blaze, a fire broke out at a home near the intersection of 25 Avenue and Rundlehorn Drive in the northeast community of Pineridge.
“At approximately 2 o’clock this morning, the Calgary Fire Department received reports of an abandoned house fire,” said CFD Battalion Chief Al Magwood. “Upon arrival, they found flames shooting through the roof. They called a second alarm as precautionary. “
Firefighters searched the home for residents and determined the building was vacant. The fire was brought under control and CFD members remained on scene throughout the morning monitoring hotspots.
Investigations into the two, unrelated fires are underway.