August 15, 2019/ Outside Fire/ AFD Response Details

AIRDRIE, ALBERTA – On Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 7:14 p.m. the Airdrie Fire Department (AFD) responded to the report of a large outside fire located on Summerfield Blvd. SE.

AFD received multiple 9-1-1 calls of black smoke, which was visible across the City.

When fire crews arrived, a playground structure at AE Bowers School was engulfed in flames. They utilized large stream deck guns and hand lines from fire apparatus to quickly extinguish the playground equipment and the material below the equipment.

The Fire Prevention Bureau has not yet determined the cause of the fire. There were no injuries to report.

Five pieces of apparatus and thirteen firefighters were on scene.


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