Carbon monoxide incident in Willowbrook

Feb. 4, 2018 - 4:30p.m. UPDATE / For Immediate Release

The AFD have finished ventilating the building and deemed the building safe to return to.

Evacuees in all except 6 units are now allowed to return to their homes. A bus has picked up the evacuees at Genesis Place and those who evacuated to other locations are being informed via the City's website and social media platforms that they may return.

To the evacuees that can return to their homes:

Although the air has been deemed safe, the Airdrie Fire Department requests that when you return home, open a window a crack, turn on the bathroom fan and leave the bathroom door open for 1-1.5 hours to allow air to circulate and clear away any light residual traces of CO that might remain. Fire fighters and victims services are on site to assist.

To the evacuees in the 6 units that are not yet cleared to return:

A representative from the building will be contacting those in the six units affected. If you are in a safe location that you can spend the night, please remain there. Otherwise the representative from your building will assist you in arranging hotelling for the night.

Feb. 4, 2018 - 2:00 p.m. UPDATE / For Immediate Release

AIRDRIE, ALBERTA – The Airdrie Fire Department has isolated the source of the carbon monoxide at 700 Willowbrook Road and are now working to ventilate the affected building.

Fire crews are estimating evacuees could be allowed back into their homes as early as 6 p.m., pending everything goes well with the ventilation.

City of Airdrie will continue to update on the progress of the ventilation and the estimated time evacuees will be allowed back in their homes. Evacuees who chose to evacuate to locations other than Genesis Place should continue to monitor the City of Airdrie website or City of Airdrie social media sites for further updates.

Garth Rabel, Deputy Chief, AFD
403-948-8800 ext 7612

Cst. Dan Martin
Airdrie RCMP Detachment
Media Relations Officer
Office: (403) 945-7200 ext. 7201

 

Feb. 4, 2018 - 11:00 a.m. / For Immediate Release

AIRDRIE, ALBERTA – Airdrie residents are asked to stay clear of 700 Willowbrook Road to allow Airdrie Fire Department and Airdrie RCMP to respond to a carbon monoxide incident. 

Airdrie RCMP have evacuated an apartment complex after hazardous carbon monoxide levels were detected inside the building.  All appropriate resources have been engaged and arrangements are being made to assist affected residents.

The investigation is in the preliminary stages and an update will be provided once more information becomes available.

 

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Garth Rabel, Deputy Chief, AFD
403-948-8800 ext 7612

Cst. Dan Martin
Airdrie RCMP Detachment
Media Relations Officer
Office: (403) 945-7200 ext. 7201

 

 

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