October 10, 2021 / Structure Fire / AFD Response Details

AIRDRIE, ALBERTA – On Sunday, October 10, 2021 at 12:09 p.m., the Airdrie Fire Department (AFD) responded to the report of a structure located in the 100 block of Ridgebrook Drive SW.

When fire crews arrived on scene, they found a large fire on the exterior of a two-storey, residential home which had extended to the attic. High winds contributed to rapid fire spread throughout the attic space. The home’s occupants and pets safely evacuated prior to AFD’s arrival.

Fire crews were able to quickly extinguish the exterior fire and entered the home to extinguish the extensive attic fire. Fire spread was contained to the initial residence with no extension to the neighbouring homes.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Fire Prevention Bureau. Damage has been estimated at $350,000. Two residents were examined by Emergency Medical Services for smoke inhalation.

Initial fire response included four pieces of apparatus and 13 firefighters.

Public Safety Message:
The Airdrie Fire Department reminds the public that smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors must be installed, maintained, and tested. "Working alarms save lives!"

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Acting Deputy Chief Mike Pirie
403.948.8800 ext.7882

 

 

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