CALGARY (660 NEWS) – The Calgary Fire Department says one woman is unaccounted for after a massive, two-alarm fire Tuesday morning in Southwood.
Fire crews have extinguished the fire that broke out around 5:00 a.m. in a single-storey home near Elbow Drive and Anderson Road S.W.
Two firefighters battling the blaze also called for a mayday situation after they became disoriented while inside.
“They became disoriented due to the heavy fire conditions and the conditions in the basement,” said Batallion Chief Paul Frederick. “They were able to find their way to the stairwell and exit on their own.”
The #Calgary Fire Department tells me one woman is still unaccounted for and they're trying to find her. Part of what's causing confusion is the fact it's a single storey home with two suites, one on the main floor and one in the basement. #yyc pic.twitter.com/I2xgTP1HKe
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Four people in the upper levels and one person in the basement were able to escape safely.
A part of Elbow Drive was closed for at least two hours as fire crews battled the blaze.
The road has since reopened.
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The cause of the fire remains under investigation.