DEVASTATION - Fire broke out in a residence along Panorama Drive on the east side of Blackfalds late Sunday afternoon. The Blackfalds Fire Department battled the blaze for six hours.

No injuries in Blackfalds fire

Fire broke out in a residence along Panorama Drive on the east side of Blackfalds late Sunday afternoon.

Fire broke out in a residence along Panorama Drive on the east side of Blackfalds late Sunday afternoon.

Blackfalds Fire Department Chief Robert Cote said the call for service came in around 3:47 p.m. When they arrived the structure was fully engulfed in flames.

The fire department were at the scene for six hours but assistance from neighbouring departments was not required.

“We had the fire contained and under control 50 minutes after our arrival,” said Cote. “We remained on scene to control hot spots.”

The two neighbouring residences did receive minor damage, in particular the residence to the north, but both structures remain livable, he added.

“There was approximately $1 million dollars saved between the two homes,” said Cote.

Cote said the homeowners of the fire damaged home, a couple, were home at the time. They heard a noise, saw the fire, grabbed their pet and evacuated the home safely without any injuries.

The fire department members were also able to battle the blaze without incurring any injuries.

Blackfalds resident Desiree Bertin, who lives across the alley from the fire damaged residence, said her daughter was the one who first alerted her that something was wrong at the neighbouring residence.

“It was the sounds we heard first before we saw smoke,” said Bertin.

The aftermath on the day following the blaze was evident. Fire investigators were on the scene Monday afternoon undertaking their investigation to determine the cause.

Cote said the fire is still under investigation.


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