November 1, 2016 Structure Fire - AFD Response Details

November 2, 2016/ For Immediate Release

AIRDRIE, ALBERTA – On Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 11:37 a.m., the Airdrie Fire Department (AFD) responded to the report of a structure fire located on Williamstown Grove NW.

On arrival, fire crews found heavy fire and smoke showing from the middle unit of a two story townhouse complex. Due to the size and severity of the fire, a second alarm was raised requesting the attendance of additional apparatus and manpower to the scene.

To ensure the safety of responding crews utilities (including gas and power) were shut off to the entire complex.

Crews entered the fire unit to quickly complete a primary search to determine if any victims were inside. Adjacent units on both sides of the fire scene were also evacuated and searched for possible fire extension.

Once the “all clear” for no victims was confirmed, firefighting efforts turned to controlling and extinguishing the fire. After approximately one hour, the fire was brought under control

Firefighters were able to rescue two family dogs from the lower level of the home but one cat remained unaccounted for.

There were no injuries to report.

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

Six pieces of apparatus and seventeen firefighters were on scene.


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