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Fire forces Calgary residents to evacuate

August 14, 2012, Calgary – A home under construction has been destroyed and two neighbouring houses have been heavily damaged by a fire in Calgary.

August 14, 2012
By The Canadian Press

August 14, 2012, Calgary – A home under construction has been destroyed and two neighbouring houses have been heavily damaged by a fire in Calgary.

No one was hurt when the fire erupted overnight in a southeast neighbourhood.

Firefighters say the first home was engulfed in flames when they got to the scene and that blaze had spread to the two adjacent houses.

A call was put out for extra personnel and equipment before the first crews arrived because the flames could be seen for several blocks.

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People in the area were awakened by explosions that sounded like gunshots coming from the first home.

A number of houses in the area were evacuated as a precaution and about 30 people were given temporary shelter on transit buses until the situation stabilized.