House fire in Calmar Mar. 26

Smoky house evacuated; bystander offers help getting people to safety

  • Mar. 28, 2016 12:00 p.m.

At approximately 12:30 a.m. Saturday morning, Mar. 26, Leduc RCMP and Fire Services/EMS responded to a house fire in the Town of Calmar.

Upon arrival the house was completely full of smoke and the Fire Department was actively attempting to contain the fire.

The occupants of the residence were evacuated from the house with the assistance of a bystander. This male observed the flames and after receiving no response to his repeated knocks,  entered the residence by forcing the front door open.   He entered and alerted the homeowners to the fire and all individuals were able to exit safely.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time and continues to be investigated by Fire Services.