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Five people evacuated from home after fire in the NW

Last Updated Aug 5, 2019 at 4:07 pm MDT

A photo taken shows the house with visible damage to its roof after a fire ravaged it on August 5, 2019. Source: Devin Grant/660 NEWS
Summary

Nobody was injured in the fire

Investigators are working to find the cause of the fire

CALGARY (660 NEWS) – Five people were forced out of their burning home Monday morning in the northwest.

It started at a two-storey home on Panamount Street at around 5:30 a.m.

Batallion Chief Bruce Barrs said everyone made it out okay.

“Crews first initiated an aggressive offensive interior attack and search. Five residents from the home were safely evacuated.”

Work could then begin to contain the fire.

“Then two water towers were set up in a coordinated fire attack to ensure there was no extension to exposures on either side of the home and to make sure the fire was out.”

Barrs noted there is significant damage to the home and the investigation into what sparked this fire is ongoing.