Christie Park house fire under control after possible explosion

A dramatic house fire was captured by a neighbour at a Christie Park home late this afternoon before firefighters brought it under control.

Neighbour captures dramatic images

A neighbour took this photo of a fire at a house in Christie Park Thursday afternoon. (@shandro/Twitter)

A dramatic house fire was captured by a neighbour at a Christie Park home late this afternoon before firefighters brought it under control.

Tyler Shandro tweeted shots from the scene, which he says started just before 5 p.m. in an attached garage in the 100 block of Christie Knoll Heights S.W.

The Calgary Fire Department said the sole occupant of house was alerted by a neighbour and got out safely and there were no other injuries, although damage to the house and garage is 'significant'.

Witnesses say there was a possible explosion in the garage.

'It was really scary'

Witness Durrand Mulholland says the the fire was coming out of the garage "about halfway down the driveway." (CBC)

Another witness who lives nearby says there was confusion at first.

"It was really scary. Everyone initially thought that there was some kind of huge explosion because of what came out of the garage," said Durrand Mulholland.

He said the flames reached out from the garage to about halfway down the driveway.

"I came outside, there were fire trucks and helicopters above. It was a pretty big fire," he said.

Firefighters were able to control the blaze, but the home suffered extensive damage. (Mike Symington/CBC)

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