Crews battle 3-alarm fire at Calgary condo
Flames were visible shooting 15 metres from the top of the building at 24 Hemlock Crescent S.W. as fire trucks continued to arrive at the scene of the 3-alarm blaze.
All of the units in the complex were evacuated shortly after the fire started at about 3 p.m. MT.
Crews worked for several hours to bring the flames under control and contain the damage to one section of the complex in Spruce Cliff, which is just past the west end of Shaganappi Golf Course.
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There were no injuries, said Calgary fire department spokesman Brian McAsey.
Because the fire was caused by lightning, crews had to fight the flames from above the four-story building, he said.
Residents took shelter on city buses.
"My dog is actually deaf but she jumped out of her skin when it hit," said Keith Newsom, who lives at the complex.
"A few minutes later I started hearing the sirens coming."