Woman dead in fire at southeast Calgary mobile home park

Fire officials and police are investigating the cause of a blaze in a mobile home park in southeast Calgary that resulted in the death of a senior.

Crews were called to Mountview Mobile Home Park, in the 6700 block of 17th Avenue S.E., at about 8:45 a.m. following reports of a house fire.

Officials say neighbours had called 911 after seeing smoke coming from one of the homes in the community.

The CFD was able to contain the fire, but the unit suffered significant damage as a result.

Two occupants, a man and a woman, along with a number of pets were inside the home at the time.

Calgary police say the woman, who was in her 70s, died at the scene. A pet cat was also found dead.

A male occupant of the home was injured and taken to hospital while a dog was found alive and is now in the care of a neighbour.

Police are working to determine if the fire is suspicious in nature.

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