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“All residents were able to evacuate themselves from the affected homes before the CFD arrived”

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An early morning fire in southwestern Calgary community Coach Hill Sunday caused extensive damage to two homes.

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Clerks received several calls for a house fire in the 6600 block of Coach Hill Road SW just after noon. 2, the Calgary Fire Department said in a news release.

Firefighters who responded to the call found a fully involved fire in a single-family home, with the exterior of another house on fire.

“Crews quickly launched a fire attack while checking on residents of both homes, crews used air currents and large volume hoses to attack the fire and to protect the adjacent homes,” the statement said. “All residents were able to safely evacuate themselves from the affected homes before the CFD arrived.”

Sunday at 9 were firefighters completing salvage and inspection work on the two homes and ensuring the fire is extinguished. Both will be uninhabitable due to extensive damage, firefighters said, while a third home suffered exterior damage. The fire department is expected to remain on site Sunday.

Alberta Health Services assessed some residents but transported none to the hospital. Police, Enmax and Atco also responded to the fire.

Fire investigators are working to determine the cause of the fire. Those with photos, video or information are asked to send an email to piofire@calgary.ca.

Calgary firefighters are handling the aftermath of a fire with two alarms that damaged two homes in the 6600 block of Coach Hill Rd SW around noon.  02.00 Sunday 21 November 2021.
Calgary firefighters are handling the aftermath of a fire with two alarms that damaged two homes in the 6600 block of Coach Hill Rd SW around noon. 02.00 Sunday 21 November 2021. Photo by Gavin Young / Postmedia

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