December 31 residential fire - AFD response details

January 2, 2014 / For Immediate Release

AIRDRIE, ALBERTA – At 12:45 hours (12:45 PM) on December 31, 2013 the Airdrie Fire Department responded to the report of a fire in a residential home located at #219 Hillcrest Circle SW Airdrie, Alberta.

On arrival crews found that a single resident, home at the time of the blaze, had safely made their way to the street and was then evaluated by Alberta Health Services (AHS) paramedics on scene.

Smoke was showing from the lower level of the two- story home when firefighters made entry. They quickly made their way to the kitchen area where they discovered a working fire and thick, dense smoke conditions.

The fire was quickly extinguished and the home was then ventilated to remove residual smoke and gases. In order to determine if the fire had spread into other areas of the room, firefighters used a thermal imaging camera to assist with overall operations. The home experienced minor fire but extensive smoke damage throughout.

The cause and damage estimates remain under investigation by the Fire Prevention Bureau

Twelve (12) firefighters with four (4) pieces of apparatus, RCMP and an AHS ambulance attended the incident.

There were no injuries to report.


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