Calgary

Elbow Drive house fire under investigation

Neighbours say the home has been vacant for years.

Neighbours say home has been vacant for several years

Fire gutted a home on Elbow Dr. S.W. on Saturday (Meghan Grant/CBC)

The Calgary Fire Department and police are investigating a house fire on Elbow Dr. S.W. 

Thick smoke could be seen billowing from the house which is mostly hidden from the street by mature, evergreen trees. 

Neighbours, many of whom are standing on the street corner to watch the firefighters' efforts, say the home has been vacant for several years and a for-sale sign can be seen out front.

Police are diverted Elbow Dr. traffic to Lansdowne Avenue and Britannia Drive.  

Officials haven't commented on what caused the fire. 

Firefighters are on scene at a house fire on Elbow Dr. S.W. (Meghan Grant/CBC)
Firefighters are on scene at a house fire on Elbow Dr. S.W. (Meghan Grant/CBC)