Man in life-threatening condition after Calgary garage fire

A man is in critical, life-threatening condition after a fire in southwest Calgary on Tuesday, according to EMS.

Emergency crews responded to the 9000 block of Oakland Way S.W. before 8:30 p.m.

Firefighters said when they arrived, they found heavy smoke and flames coming from a detached garage.

The Calgary Fire Department responded to a fire in the southwest on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. Global News

A man in his mid-40s was found outside the garage and rushed to hospital, EMS said.

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The Calgary Fire Department said the garage was “completely damaged.” The exposed side of the home wasn’t affected, CFD said.

One firefighter suffered a knee injury and was taken to hospital as a precaution, according to the department.

An investigation into the fire’s cause is underway.

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