Calgary | Resident overcome by smoke, firefighters rescue dog from duplex fire in SW

Wellington Place SW | 26 April 2012

At approx. 9:00 pm this evening, the Calgary Fire Department (CFD) responded to a house fire on Wellington Place SW.

Upon arrival, crews found a man sitting on his front lawn, with smoke and flames coming from his house. The man, suffering from smoke inhalation, was treated initially by firefighters and then transferred to the care of EMS paramedics.

The CFD started an aggressive interior attack on the kitchen fire as well as utilizing gas fans to minimize smoke and heat damage to the non involved side of the duplex.

During the primary search of the duplex, the home owner’s dog was found and rescued by the search team. The rescued canine was given oxygen and put in one of the Fire Department apparatus to keep him safe and out of the rain.

The fire was contained to the source of origin. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. A fire watch will be on scene for the remainder of the night.

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