Woman saved from 2nd floor of townhouse in N.E. blaze
Firefighters rescued a woman from the second floor of a townhouse in northeast Calgary on Wednesday morning after fire broke out in a basement unit.
Fire department spokeswoman Carol Henke said the fire started at about 9 a.m. in the townhouse, located in the 400 block of 64th Avenue N.E.
At the scene, Arthur Cruz said the fire broke out in his brother’s basement.
“His wife was stuck in an (upstairs) bedroom,” Cruz said.
Firefighters smashed an upstairs window to bring the woman down to safety.
“Her unit was full of smoke, so fire crews quickly laddered the building and safely rescued her,” said Henke.
Fire crews remained on scene for hours as they monitored for hot spots and investigators worked to determine a cause of the fire, which also caused smoke damage to an adjacent unit.