Fire department responds to 2 residential fires Monday afternoon

Fire crews responded to two residential fires in Calgary's southwest and southeast on Monday afternoon.

One resident taken to hospital after self-evacuating from townhouse balcony

The Calgary Fire Department responded to two house fires on Monday afternoon. (David Bell/CBC)

Fire crews responded to two residential fires in Calgary on Monday afternoon.

The first occurred in a townhouse in the 5000 block of 26 Avenue S.W. around 2 p.m., and resulted in a resident self-evacuating from a balcony on the second floor where flames and smoke were visible.

The resident was taken to hospital and though nine suites in the townhouse were temporarily evacuated, the Calgary Fire Department said in a press release nobody else was injured.

The second fire took place in a duplex in the 700 block of Raynard Crescent S.E.

The fire was contained to the room where it started and nobody was injured. 

The Calgary Fire Department said crews will remain on the scene of both incidents with a fire investigator, and reminded Calgarians to properly install and maintain smoke alarms.