Calgary

'It just spread so fast': Fire damages 3 homes in Sage Hill

Fire damaged three homes in the northwest community of Sage Hill on Tuesday, according to the Calgary Fire Department.

Firefighters call in extra resources to extinguish flames in northwest Calgary community

The aftermath of a fire in the northwest Calgary community of Sage Hill. (Sarah Lawrynuik/CBC)

Fire damaged three homes in the northwest community of Sage Hill on Tuesday, according to the Calgary Fire Department.

Dawn Marschlik said she was home with her husband when she saw flames coming from the back deck of her neighbour's house.

"My husband grabbed the fire extinguisher and we tried to put it out or contain it," she said.

"It just spread so fast."

Nobody appeared to be home at the time, she added.

Firefighters responded to the residential area around 11:30 a.m. and found the fire had spread from the first house and damaged two adjacent homes, as well.

The initial responders called in additional firefighters to help battle the flames.

The blaze was extinguished by 12:15 p.m.

With files from Sarah Lawrynuik

now