Calgary

Early-morning fire in Bankview forces 7 people from 2 homes

Occupants of two residences in the southwest Calgary neighbourhood of Bankview got an early wake-up call Thursday when a single-storey home caught fire.

Fire was reported just after 3 a.m. Thursday

Firefighters were called to a home in Bankview just after 3 a.m. Thursday. (Jennifer Lee/CBC)

Occupants of two residences in the southwest Calgary neighbourhood of Bankview got an early wake-up call Thursday when a single-storey home caught fire.

Two people inside the home managed to get themselves out safely by the time firefighters arrived just after 3 a.m.

Five people also had to be evacuated from a neighbouring home.

Smoke was billowing from inside the home when firefighers arrived but crews were able to quickly knock the flames down, officials said in a news release.

No injuries were reported.

A fire investigator was called to the scene.

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