Less than 24 hours after four homes in the northwestern Calgary community of Evanston were severely damaged by a fire at a two-alarm home on Friday afternoon, a second two-alarm home in the same neighborhood on Saturday morning Firefighters were called to douse the fire.
The fire department said in a statement that at around 4:45 a.m. Saturday, neighbors called 911 to report a house fire in the 100-block of Evansmead Common NW.
When the staff reached the spot, they told that two single family houses were in the flames.
Officials said three adults and six children inside the two-storey house were safely evacuated, as well as residents of neighboring houses.
According to the fire department, both the houses were badly damaged by the fire and three other nearby houses suffered minor damage due to the scorching heat.
Firefighters used large water air streams to fight the flames. The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained.
According to the statement, Calgary Police and Alberta Health Services were assisting at the scene with the safety and health and well-being of residents. There have been no reports of injuries to residents or first responders.
An investigator from the Calgary Fire Department is trying to determine the cause and origin of the fire, which was about two kilometers south of a separate structure fire that occurred Friday afternoon in the 200-block of Evansglen Close NW.
Firefighters are expected to be at the scene on Saturday to manage the rescue and overall operations.
The fire department is asking anyone with photos, videos or any other information regarding this fire to contact [email protected]