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A wind-fired fire severely damaged the house in southwest Calgary – Calgary

A house in the southwest Calgary community of Spruce Cliff was badly damaged in a fire on Thursday.

The Calgary Fire Department said they were called to the house on the 3700 block of 8 Avenue Southwest at around 12:30 p.m. and asked for further assistance before the firefighters even went through the smoke and flames that were visible from a distance arrived.

Calgary firefighters respond to a fire in the 3700 block of 8 Avenue Southwest Thursday, April 22, 2021.

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Firefighters found that both the home and detached garage were on fire, and high winds were driving the flames towards a neighboring home.

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The fire department said the three people living in the house at the time – a mother and son upstairs and a man who rented a basement suite – were able to get out safely.

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The male resident suffered minor burns while alighting. He was treated on site by paramedics and released. No other injuries were reported.

Calgary firefighters respond to a fire in the 3700 block of 8 Avenue Southwest Thursday, April 22, 2021.

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Crews began using air currents to extinguish the flames and prevent them from spreading to neighboring homes. They also began to take precautionary measures to ensure that the residents of these houses could get outside safely.

The fire department said a house and garage were “badly damaged” by the fire, as well as a neighbor’s garage and several vehicles.

Calgary firefighters respond to a fire in the 3700 block of 8 Avenue Southwest Thursday, April 22, 2021.

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The CFD asks anyone who has photos, videos or information about this fire, especially before firefighters arrive, to send an email to piofire@calgary.ca.

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