Heavy damage to house after morning fire in Cougar Ridge

The crews stayed on site until Sunday morning to complete the salvage and overhaul work

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A Calgarian was evicted from his home early Sunday morning after a fire destroyed a home in the southwest.

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Firefighters responded to a 911 call for reports of a structure fire in the 200 block of Cougarstone Gardens SW in the Cougar Ridge community at around 3:10 a.m. Sunday.

When they arrived, they found a large amount of smoke and fire from a two-storey house.

“Due to the size of the fire and its location in the roof, a second alarm was called to ensure the correct resources were on site,” the Calgary Fire Department said in a press release.

“Fire crews began an aggressive attack on the well’s home while laying hose lines to stop the spread of fire to exposed homes.”

The fire mainly hit the roof of the house and firefighters set up a water tower to fight the blaze, which also damaged a neighboring house.

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One resident managed to escape the fire. The fire brigade searched the neighboring house after the fire was under control and evacuated three residents. Those three residents can return to their home, but the resident of the well house is moved while repairs are made. No injuries were reported.

The crew stayed on site until Sunday morning to complete the salvage and overhaul work. A fire investigator was on site to determine the cause and origin of the fire.

The fire department, saying the resident had been alerted to the fire by their smoke detectors, advised Calgarians to install, maintain and test smoke detectors on every level of their home.

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