AIRDRIE, ALBERTA – On Monday, April 22 at 3:43 p.m., the Airdrie Fire Department responded to the report of a kitchen fire at 253 Big Hill Circle.
On arrival, light smoke was showing from the main floor of a residential two-story bi-level home. Residents initially tried to extinguish the fire which was burning in the kitchen area.
Firefighters removed one patient from the home suffering severe burns to the upper extremities and transferred care to Alberta Health Services paramedics.
Fire crews also rescued a cat from the home.
The AFD Fire Investigator has not determined the cause of the fire yet. Kitchen fires remain one of the leading causes of fires in the home and the Airdrie Fire Department reminds the public of the importance of being attentive and safe while cooking. Never leave the stove or oven unattended when in use.
Deputy Chief Garth Rabel