Calgary firefighters extinguish downtown dumpster fire that spread to building

The cause of a dumpster fire in downtown Calgary that spread to a nearby building is under investigation.

Firefighters were called to the building in the 200 block of 10 Avenue southwest at around 4 a.m. on Thursday.

Crews were able to extinguish the fire, which had spread to the roof of a commercial building.

The building itself had “large amounts” of smoke, according to a Calgary Fire Department news release.

“Crews were able to vent the smoke quickly and ensure that there were no occupants,” the release stated.

No injuries were reported.

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Damage to the building was kept mainly to the roof but the interior did suffer smoke damage as well.

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