Crews quickly bring house fire under control in northeast Calgary

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Emergency crews remained on the scene of a residential fire at approximately 4:40 p.m. Saturday. (Tim Propp/CBC - image credit)
Emergency crews remained on the scene of a residential fire at approximately 4:40 p.m. Saturday. (Tim Propp/CBC - image credit)

Fire crews quickly extinguished a fire that had ignited a residential home in northeast Calgary on Saturday.

According to Jim Wilson, acting battalion chief with Calgary's fire department, multiple calls reported a fire at a home on the 100 block of 44th Avenue N.E. around 4 p.m. on Saturday.

On arrival, crews found a single family home with large volumes of smoke and flame coming from the front main floor of the house.

"Crews performed an aggressive interior attack, and were able to confine the fire to the main floor of the house and do all necessary searches," Wilson said. "We have no occupants at this time."

Wilson said crews weren't met by anyone at the scene, and subsequent searches of the home determined that no one was in the home at the time of the fire. No pets were injured as a result of the fire.

"So we'll be ongoing, trying to ascertain owners and occupants," he said. "The investigation will be ongoing."

Wilson said the first fire crew arrived on scene at 4:08 p.m. and had the fire under control by 4:21 p.m.