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Calgary fire crews save pet birds from burning house

There were no injuries and firefighters were able to save a family's pet birds from a burning house in Silverado in Calgary's deep southwest.

There were no injuries but 2-storey house in Silverado was badly damaged

Calgary fire crews battled a house fire at the 100 block of Silverado Ponds Way in the southwest community of Silverado early Tuesday morning. (David Bell/CBC)

There were no injuries and firefighters were able to save a family's pet birds from a burning house in Silverado in Calgary's deep southwest early Tuesday morning.

Crews were called to the house in the 100 block of Silverado Ponds Way at about 2:45 a.m., the Calgary Fire Department said in a release.

Heavy black smoke and large flames were coming from the upper floor of the two-storey house as crews began fighting the fire.

"On scene crews quickly deployed large volume hose streams, and were able to stop the fire from spreading to adjacent houses," the release said.

Once the fire was contained, crews searched the house to verify that all occupants had gotten out safely. Firefighters found the family's pet birds and moved them to safety in a neighbour's house.

The roof and second floor of the house were extensively damaged.There was minor exterior damage to an adjacent home, and minor water damage to another.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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