Wednesday, June 10 - Structure fire - AFD response details
June 11, 2015 / For Immediate Release
AIRDRIE, ALBERTA – On Wednesday, June 10 at 4:04 p.m., the Airdrie Fire Department responded to the report of a possible structure fire located in the #100 block of Windridge Drive SW.
Smoke alarms in the home activated alerting a passerby who then contacted 911. When fire crews arrived on scene they found smoke showing from the second floor of a single family, two-story residence.
Firefighters entered the home to complete a primary search of all levels looking for possible occupants. Upon completion of their initial search it was determined that the no one was home at the time of the incident.
Crews advanced a hoseline to control a small fire which they found on the second floor. The blaze was quickly extinguished and ventilation efforts were started to remove smoke in the area. The thermal imaging camera (TIC) was used to support overhaul efforts as firefighters opened a wall and a portion of the ceiling to check for fire extension.
The cause of the fire is currently undetermined. The home remains secured as the Fire Prevention Bureau conducts their investigation.
Preliminary damage estimates are $100,000 to the home and contents.
There were no injuries to report.
Five pieces of apparatus and fourteen firefighters were on scene.
The Airdrie Fire Department reminds all residents to ensure that all smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are tested and maintained regularly.
Deputy Chief Garth Rabel