Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Residents Pound on Doors, Flee into Night, When Fire Breaks out at Calgary Condo

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Residents Pound on Doors, Flee into Night, When Fire Breaks out at Calgary Condo

Article excerpt

Condo owners flee into night to escape flames

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CALGARY - About 100 people are out of their homes after an overnight four-alarm fire that extensively damaged their Calgary condominium.

A total of 64 suites were evacuated when the fire broke out early Wednesday morning at the four-storey complex in the southeast neighbourhood of Inglewood.

There were no injuries and residents say a group of neighbours went around pounding on doors telling everyone to get out.

Eight engines and four ladder trucks were called to the scene and a neighbouring condo was also evacuated as crews fought to keep the flames from spreading.

Fire officials say there's heavy damage to the top floor of the complex, while floors below have water damage.

The cause of the fire is under investigation but residents say the blaze appeared to start on a fourth-floor balcony. …

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