Airdrie RCMP, as well as Airdrie Fire Department along with Rocky View County Fire Services, were on the scene of a structure fire off Highway 567, west of Airdrie in the Buffalo Rub neighbourhood into the late hours of Saturday evening.

Near midnight, fire crews began to clear the scene.

According to police, one adult was transported to the hospital for evaluation of non-life-threatening injuries.

Both police and fire crews had previously asked the public to avoid the area while first responders worked to control the scene and the fire.

"Responders are expected to be at the scene for a long time considering the size of the fire. There is no current concern for public safety and no reason to suspect the fire will spread at this time," RCMP stated in a release on Saturday evening.

According to Fire Chief Mike Pirie, who posted late on Saturday evening about the fire, the blaze was considered a 'defensive fire', which will a lot generate smoke. Chief Pirie added that the Crossfield Fire Department was attending other calls in Airdrie

A house fire has erupted just west of the City. (Credit to Google Maps)A house fire has erupted just west of the City. (Credit to Google Maps)

The cause of the fire is still unknown.

Police said that an additional release is anticipated once the scene has been cleared.

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