2 Calgary fires keep crews busy

Near-simultaneous fires kept Calgary crews busy on Monday afternoon, but there are no injuries from either blaze.

One building was damaged in Inglewood, while a shed was the only victim in Brentwood

Two near-simultaneous fires kept crews busy on Monday afternoon. (Rachel Maclean/CBC)

Near-simultaneous fires kept Calgary crews busy on Monday afternoon. 

First, around 3:15 p.m., firefighters responded to a shed on fire close to a residential building with six units in Brentwood. The blaze was quickly extinguished, no one was injured and the building did not sustain any damage, according to the fire department. 

Residents who were evacuated as a precaution were allowed back into their homes. 

Less than 10 minutes later, a fire was reported on the 1200 block of Ninth Avenue in Inglewood.

Responding to that call, firefighters found smoke coming from a third floor suite in the mixed-use building. 

Again there were no injuries but the suite of origin was heavily damaged and there was moderate smoke damage to the third floor of the building. 

The fire department said cause of the fire is under investigation. 


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