Fire crews battle 2 blazes in southeast Calgary

Calgary fire crews had to deal with two major residential fires Wednesday afternoon.

Homes damaged in McKenzie Lake and Blackfoot Mobile Home Park

The back of a home located at 14544 Mount McKenzie Drive in southeast Calgary received severe damage in a fire Wednesday afternoon. (CBC)

Calgary fire crews had to deal with two major residential fires Wednesday afternoon.

Firefighters were able to save two homes adjacent to a house in McKenzie Lake that caught fire.

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  • Have working smoke alarms on every level of your house.
  • Test your smoke alarms monthly.
  • Change batteries yearly.
  • Replace after 10 years (battery operated and hard wired).
  • Practice your home escape plan twice per year.

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Crews responded to the 14500 block of Mount McKenzie Drive southeast around 12:50 p.m. Wednesday.

Fire department spokesperson Carol Henke says the back of the home on Mount McKenzie Drive southeast is severely damaged.

The blaze and thick black smoke sparked a number of 911 calls.

The fire department says the family in the home, including four children, was able to flee to safety and no one was hurt.

"The home's smoke alarms did not activate to alert them to the fire," said the fire department in a release. "The origin and cause of the fire are currently under investigation." 

However, one home next door had damage to the siding.

Later a home at the Blackfoot Mobile Home Park caught fire. A neighbour who saw smoke pouring out the windows was able to help the male resident get out safely.

Both fires are under control.

A home at the Blackfoot Mobile Home Park also caught fire Wednesday afternoon. (Geordin Zee/CBC)

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