Residents Safe After Early Morning Fire in Montgomery
Eleven people from three households have been forced from their homes following a fire at a Calgary Housing Company-managed townhouse complex in Montgomery this morning. There were no injuries reported among those displaced.
The fire at the property, located in the 4500 block of Montgomery Ave NW, was reported at approximately 4:00am Tuesday, Dec. 21 and was extinguished by the Calgary Fire Department by 8:30am. CFD continues to investigate the cause of the fire and attend to hotspots on the scene.
“We are very grateful that everyone was able to get out of their homes without injury,” says CHC VP Customer Experience Meaghan Bell, “the CFD crews that responded did an amazing job and have been assisting residents by recovering valuables where possible.”
The fire impacted a building with four townhomes – three of which were occupied with one vacant. None of the affected units will be suitable for re-occupancy.
CHC has identified a number of available vacant units and is working with residents to determine the best options for relocating to new homes. The transfers into new homes could begin as soon as today for some of the affected residents depending on their needs and location requirements.
Residents are sheltering with family or will be put up in hotel until they are able to relocate into new homes.
CHC’s Resident Support staff are also working with residents to ensure they are able to connect to community resources for support.