Two-story fire destroys garage and damages home in southeast Calgary

A two-alarm fire destroyed a garage and damaged a home in southeast Calgary on Wednesday afternoon.

The Calgary Fire Department (CFD) responded to a call shortly before 3 p.m. in the area of ​​17 Avenue SE and 36 Street SE in Forest Lawn.

The fire department says the fire started in a garage before spreading to a power line and then to a home.

“The fire was upgraded to a second alarm due to the volume of dark smoke visible on the road and the need for additional resources due to the extreme heat,” the CFD said in a statement.

Crews arrived to find flames from the garage and house spreading to neighboring homes.

Calgary Fire spokeswoman Carol Henke said the garage where the fire occurred was completely destroyed and the house had significant damage as “the fire quickly made its way into the attic and through the roof.”

“There is also quite a bit of damage to the neighbouring house and the adjacent garage,” he says.

No one was found inside the homes and no injuries were reported. There was a dog in the house next door, but Henke says it is safe.

Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the fire.

The situation is affecting traffic along 17th Avenue in the area. Listen to CityNews 660 For traffic update every 10 minutes.

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