2 Calgary fires draw crews, force 20 from homes
Crews remain on scene at both sites dealing with hot spots
Two early morning fires in Calgary kept emergency responders busy and have forced 20 people out of their homes for the next several days.
At about 1 a.m. MT Sunday, fire crews were called to a commercial garage on 12 Ave. S.W. On arrival they found a large amount of smoke and flames coming from the bay doors of the business located there.
The flames were encroaching on a nearby three-storey apartment building and a second alarm was called because of the danger and large amount of fire.
Crews focused on getting everyone out of the building and protected it with lots of water.
Once the fire was contained, crews began attacking it.
Meanwhile, a second building fire was also discovered in the Foothills industrial park.
A second alarm was called for that fire given the size of the building involved.
Despite thick black smoke, crews found the fire using thermal imaging and quickly brought it under control.
Crews are currently on scene at the sites of both fires to monitor hot spots.
The investigations in their causes will start once the sites are deemed safe. There were no injuries but 12 Ave. S.W. between 14 St. and 10 St. are still closed.