A house fire that occurred late on Saturday evening just west of Airdrie (Buffalo Place Rub Northwest) began in the basement of the home, as per the fire prevention bureau's investigation; however, the city fire department said that the cause is undetermined. Damages to the building and contents are estimated at $1,100,000.00.
According to a news release by the City, three occupants safely evacuated the home after being alerted by a working smoke alarm of a fire - which has prompted the fire department to remind residents that smoke alarms can save lives.
"...cutting the risk of dying in a home fire in half. Smoke alarms should be installed and maintained in every home."
On November 23, both the Airdrie Fire Department, along with Rocky View County Fire Services, as well as RCMP responded to the fire just off Highway 567 in the Buffalo Rub neighbourhood. Fire crews battled the blaze for several hours before it was under control near midnight.
Previously, it was reported that one adult was transported to the hospital for evaluation of non-life-threatening injuries and all other occupants of the home were safe. There were no injuries to firefighters.
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