A house was badly damaged by fire Nov. 11 according to Leduc RCMP.

A house was badly damaged by fire Nov. 11 according to Leduc RCMP.

UPDATED Major structure fire in Calmar Nov. 11

On November 11 at approximately 12:30 p.m., Leduc RCMP and Calmar fire department responded to a house fire in the Town of Calmar.

  • Nov. 12, 2015 8:00 p.m.

The Calmar Fire Department responded to an burning home Nov. 11, according to a press release from Fire Chief David Brooks. Brooks said the department received the call Wednesday afternoon, just after lunch at 12:31 and the first response unit was on-scene at 12:35 p.m. Brooks noted when firefighters arrived the house was fully engulfed and there were no occupants inside.

Both Calmar and Thorsby departments wired hard at knocking down the fire to keep it from spreading to nearby homes. Brooks said crews remained on-scene for a few hours to ensure no flare-ups.

The fire chief said the home suffered heavy fire and smoke damage, rendering the home uninhabitable. Both fire department and insurance company investigators completed their analysis and the fire was not deemed suspicious.

 

ORIGINAL STORY

On November 11 at approximately 12:30 p.m., Leduc RCMP and Calmar fire department responded to a house fire in the Town of Calmar, according to S/Sgt. Kevin O’Dwyer, Leduc RCMP.

When fire and police arrived, the rear side of the residence was fully engulfed.  There was no one inside of the residence at the time of the fire.

The fire department was able to extinguish the fire, but the residence suffered extensive damage.  No one was injured during this incident.  The fire is still under investigation, but it is not considered suspicious at this time.