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Firefighters said when they arrived, they found heavy smoke and flames emerging from a detached garage.
Twelve people were forced from their building following a fire in Calgary’s Mission neighbourhood on Tuesday.
“We had a very challenging wind out of the north, with the garage also facing north, which was pushing the fire into the home,” said Rouge Ashmead, north district chief with the CFD. “Wind always presents a tremendous challenge for us. Crews did a fantastic job making the right tactical decisions to make that a minimal factor.”
In Calgary, the high winds tore sheeting from construction sites and damaged a fabric covering at the Hangar Flight Museum, which houses several aircraft, including a Second World War Avro Lancaster bomber. Firefighters attempted to stabilize the tent hangar.
CFD North District Chief Rouge Ashmead said the homeowners were able to make it out safely. There were no injuries reported.