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Crews battle house fire that spread from garage in SE Calgary

Crews battle house fire that spread from garage in SE Calgary
Crews battle house fire that spread from garage in SE Calgary

Firefighters battled a two-alarm fire at a home in southeast Calgary on Wednesday afternoon.

The Calgary Fire Department (CFD) responded to a report near 17 Avenue SE and 36 Street SE in Forest Lawn just before 3 p.m.

According to the fire department, the fire started in a garage, after which it spread to an electrical line and then to a house.

“The fire was upgraded to a second alarm due to the amount of dark smoke visible en route and additional resources due to the extreme heat,” a CFD press release said.

When the fire brigade arrived on the scene, they saw that the flames from the garage and the house were spreading to the adjacent houses.

Calgary fire spokesperson Carol Henke says the garage where the fire broke out was completely destroyed and the house sustained significant damage as “the fire quickly moved into the attic and through the roof.”

“There is also considerable damage to the house next door and the adjoining garage,” she says.

No one was found in the homes and no injuries were reported. There was a dog in the house next door, but Henke says he is safe.

Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the fire.

The situation is affecting traffic on 17 Avenue in the area. Listen to CityNews 660 for traffic updates every 10 minutes.