Calgary’s firefighters proved their mettle during a fire on Tuesday morning when they pulled an unconscious man from a burning building.
Fire crews had been responding to reports of a house fire on Tuesday morning on the 2600 block of 44th Street SE when they discovered an unconscious man in the building’s basement.
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The man was immediately removed from the home, according to a release from the Calgary Fire Department, which had been filled with thick black smoke.
Crews also began a search of the main floor but found that the fire in the basement was compromising the floor joints and making it dangerous to walk on. The search was continued once the fire was under control and crews found that there were no other people inside the burning building.
The damage to the home was extensive, according to the release, though no surrounding buildings received any damage from the flames.
Inspectors are currently investigating the cause of the fire.
The release also stated that it is not known if the home had working fire alarms.
The man was transported to an area hospital after receiving initial care from an on-scene EMS crew.