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Feb 17, 2022 / Structure Fire / AFD Response Details

AIRDRIE, ALBERTA – On Thursday, February 17, 2022 at 2:54 p.m. the Airdrie Fire Department responded to a report of a house fire in the 500 block of Tanner Drive.

On arrival crews found heavy smoke coming from the attached garage at the front of the home. The fire was located in the engine compartment of a pickup truck where the homeowner had managed to partially extinguish the fire prior to the arrival of the fire department.

Both occupants of the home and a pet exited safely. The first arriving fire crew from the Kings Heights Station was able to quickly extinguish the vehicle fire. Fire crews then checked the home for fire extension using thermal imaging cameras, then evacuated the smoke and carbon monoxide from the home using ventilation fans.

One occupant was assessed for smoke inhalation on scene by Emergency Medical Services.

The cause of the fire is currently undetermined but considered accidental in nature. Damage is estimated at $20,000.

Public Safety Message: A portable fire extinguisher can save lives and property by putting out a small fire or containing it until the fire department arrives. If the fire does not go out after using one extinguisher, back out of the area, close the door if possible, get safely outside and call 9-1-1.

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Media contact:
Acting Deputy Chief Mike Pirie
403.948.8800 ext. 7882