January 10 Storage Shed Fire - AFD Response Details

January 13, 2014 / For Immediate Release

AIRDRIE, ALBERTA – On Friday, January 10, 2014 at 18:19 hours (6:19 p.m.) the Airdrie Fire Department responded to investigate the report of possible fire in a garbage bin at #2445 Kingsland Road SE.

On arrival, fire crews found a fully involved garbage bin situated partially inside a large wooden storage shed located in the courtyard of a condominium complex.

Heavy flame and smoke could be seen pouring from inside the structure and the extreme heat extended to the exterior melting much of the sheds vinyl siding. When the fire was initially discovered, two residents had attempted to remove the bin from the shed, but conditions quickly worsened and their attempt was abandoned.

Firefighters were able to completely remove the large, wheeled bin from the interior of the building and proceeded to thoroughly douse the burning contents with water and foam. Once the bin fire was brought under control, fire suppression efforts then focused on the fire in the storage shed. Both fires were quickly extinguished but not before significant damage had occurred.

Cause of the fire remains under investigation by AFD Fire Prevention Bureau. Initial damage estimates have been placed at $20,000.

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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