September 26, 2016, Residential Fire - AFD response details

September 26, 2016 / For Immediate Release

AIRDRIE, ALBERTA – On Monday, September 26 at 4:40 a.m., the Airdrie Fire Department responded to the report of a fire in a residential home located at 1144 Williamstown Blvd. N.W.

On arrival, fire crews found the home, as well as a neighbouring home, heavily consumed with smoke and fire. All occupants from the homes had safely made their way to the street and were evaluated by Alberta Health Services (AHS) paramedics on scene.

The fire was held to the two homes. A third neighbouring home did not sustain damage and the owners who were originally evacuated were allowed re-entry once deemed safe.

The fire was quickly extinguished but smoldering continued throughout the involved homes which made overhaul a difficult task. The homes were then ventilated to remove residual smoke and gases. Firefighters used thermal imaging cameras to assist with overall operations.

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

Twelve firefighters with four pieces of apparatus, AHS ambulance and RCMP attended the incident.

There were no injuries to report.


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