Two people displaced, cat missing after two-alarm fire in SW Calgary

Calgary fire crews were on scene at a two-alarm blaze in the city’s southwest Wednesday night.

The Calgary Fire Department (CFD) says around 9 p.m., it received reports of a house fire on Woodfield Close SW.

When they got there, firefighters faced “significant” smoke and flames from the back side of a two-story single-family home.

The department says firefighters extended hand lines to control the fire and protect neighbouring houses from exposure.

An aerial ladder truck was also set up to help defensive operations through an elevated master stream, according to the CFD.

A second alarm was called to make sure there were enough resources to fight the blaze.

Two people were able to get out of the home before responders got there.

ATCO and Enmax were on scene to make sure there were no hazards related to utilities.

Alberta Health Services (AHS) also attended the incident but there were no reported injuries to residents or emergency workers.

One cat is missing at this time, the CFD adds.

The house where the fire started is significantly damaged, and the two people living there will have to find other accommodations.

Neighbouring homes sustained minor outside damage from radiant heat, but there is no damage to the inside of those homes.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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