November 30, 2023

After a neighbor alerted the fire department to a blaze in a northwest bungalow, crews pulled a man sleeping in the basement out to safety.

Fire crews did not hear any working smoke detectors sounding at the blaze, which began in the home on Northmount Dr. N.W. just after 9 p.m. Saturday.

Battalion Chief Allan Ball said smoke was billowing out of the front and rear of the home when crews arrived.

A man, believed to be in his 50s, was found sleeping on a couch in the basement and taken to safety.

The fire was confined to the main floor…

…If not, he said, “I’m sure there would have been a tragedy there.”

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Two other people managed to escape the home before crews arrived.

The man pulled from the fire was not transported to hospital.

Via Calgary Sun

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