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Crews respond to reports of explosions and garage fires in the southeastern community of Calgary

Residents of a community in southeast Calgary are back in their homes after an early morning garage fire.

The fire department responded to reports of a fire and explosions in a detached garage on the 300 block of Whitney Crescent in the southeast parish of Willow Park at around 3:20 a.m. Saturday.

“Upon arrival, the crews encountered heavy smoke and a detached rear garage that was completely involved in the fire,” said a CFD media release.

According to firefighters, neighbors in the area reported explosions and the sound of bullets being fired in the garage.

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According to CFD, the on-site crews confirmed that the detached garage contained batteries, ammunition and propane cylinders.

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The fire was contained in the structure and is under control, CFD said.

Houses near the garage were evacuated as a precaution and there were no injuries on site. A vehicle in the affected garage was damaged.

The cause of the fire is being investigated and the crews are expected to remain on site for the next few hours.

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