Calgary homes destroyed, another damaged in early morning fire

Two homes in northwest Calgary were destroyed and another was damaged in an early Saturday morning fire.

According to the Calgary Fire Department (CFD), the fire broke out around 1:30 a.m. in the Royal Oak neighbourhood.

By the time crews arrived to the home on Royal Oak View NW, the initial structure was engulfed in flames and the fire had already spread to a neighbouring home.

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A third home was also showing damage due to the heat from the fire.

Fire crews used aerial ladder trucks to extinguish the flames.

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According to a CFD release, three occupants from the burning home were able to self-evacuate safely. Single occupants from the neighbouring homes self-evacuated as well.

None of the three homes will be able to be immediately reoccupied.

A fire investigator is working to determine the cause of the blaze.

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