Last week, on Wednesday, March 30th, the Didsbury Fire Department  (DFD) responded to a structure fire in the town of Didsbury.

According to a press release from the Didsbury Fire Department, "All occupants were able to evacuate the house safely; while one dog was rescued, unfortunately, other  pets perished in the fire."

Didsbury Fire Department stated that when crews arrived on the scene, they found, "a wind-driven, working fire that had fully involved the rear of the house. Crews immediately initiated a defensive attack, including protecting neighbouring residences to combat the fire."

The Carstairs Fire Department was also dispatched for mutual aid. Crews immediately initiated a defensive attack, including protecting neighbouring residences, to combat the fire. Due to the size and intensity of the fire, an additional Engine and manpower were requested from the Olds Fire Department.

Crews were able to bring the blaze under control by 11:30 P.M., approximately an hour after the fire department received the call.

"A total of 9 apparatus, including two aerials, with 31 personnel, responded to the incident."

Didsbury Fire Department crews remained on scene until 2:00 P.M. Thursday afternoon as a fire watch and to extinguish hot spots as required. 

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.  No further information is expected to be released.

A  gofundme page  has been set up by friends of the family impacted by the house fire. 

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