Cat saved from Willow Park house fire but home badly damaged

The Calgary Fire Department says a home in the community of Willow Park was significantly damaged by a fire on Thursday evening.

Multiple people called 911 just after 5 p.m. to alert crews to the fire in the 300 block of Wainwright Road Southeast.

Crews arrived to find smoke and flames coming from the single-storey home.

Calgary firefighters respond to a fire in the 300 block of Wainwright Road Southeast on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. Global News

Two residents were able to get out safely and firefighters rescued a cat found inside the home.

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“A second alarm was called for due to difficult fire conditions including downed power lines and a flowing natural gas line,” a news release said. “The fire was quickly brought under control but there was significant damage to the home as well as some damage to the neighbouring home.”

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No injuries were reported.

The fire department is asking anyone with photos or video of the fire, especially prior to firefighters arriving, to email piofire@calgary.ca.

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