Photos: Fires destroy homes in Evanston, school evacuated

Roads leading to Evansglen Close NW and St. Josephine Bakhita School closed by police

House fires along Evansglen Close NW in Calgary on Friday, June 3, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY

The Calgary Fire Department battled a pair of duplex fires in the community of Evanston on Friday.

The homes, located along Evanston Close NW, adjacent to St. Josephine Bakhita School, were heavily damaged by the fires.

Calgary Police confirmed via social media that the school was evacuated in the afternoon. Police also closed off roads leading into the community as firefighters battled the blazes.

The Calgary Fire Department said in a statement that they responded shortly after 2:30 pm after receiving several reports of smoke and fire.

“Due to the large volume of smoke, responding crews called a working fire and a second alarm while enroute to ensure adequate resources were on scene. On arrival 2 duplex structures were fully involved in smoke and fire, crews quickly focused on extinguishment of the source homes and searches of the structures,” said the CFD.

A total of four homes were destroyed by the fires, and a further three had damage due to heat. The school, which was adjacent to the fires, was not damaged.

No injuries were reported by the fire department, although eight residents of the homes were displaced due to the fires.

Photos

Flames shoot up from house fires along Evansglen Close NW in Calgary on Friday, June 3, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
House fires along Evansglen Close NW in Calgary on Friday, June 3, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
House fires along Evansglen Close NW in Calgary on Friday, June 3, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Firefighters inspect a pair of house fires along Evansglen Close NW in Calgary on Friday, June 3, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Calgary Police block off roads leading to Evansglen Close NW and St. Josephine Bakhita School in Calgary on Friday, June 3, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Calgary Police parked in green space next to St. Josephine Bakhita School after the school was evacuated due to house fires along Evansglen Close NW abutting the school in Calgary on Friday, June 3, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Dozens of people from the community of Evanston gathered to watch a pair of house fires along Evansglen Close NW in Calgary on Friday, June 3, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
An aerial unit sprays water onto a pair of house fires along Evansglen Close NW in Calgary on Friday, June 3, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Dozens of people from the community of Evanston gathered to watch a pair of house fires along Evansglen Close NW in Calgary on Friday, June 3, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
The Calgary Fire Department, Calgary Police, Enmax, and ATCO respond to house fires along Evansglen Close NW in Calgary on Friday, June 3, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
A Realtor’s sign is melted from the heat of house fires along Evansglen Close NW in Calgary on Friday, June 3, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Firefighters are obscured by smoke from house fires along Evansglen Close NW in Calgary on Friday, June 3, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Firefighters spray water on a pair of house fires along Evansglen Close NW in Calgary on Friday, June 3, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Firefighters adjust their equipment while fighting a pair of house fires along Evansglen Close NW in Calgary on Friday, June 3, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Firefighters inspect a fire from fallen debris from house fires along Evansglen Close NW in Calgary on Friday, June 3, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Neighbours comfort each other as they watch house fires along Evansglen Close NW in Calgary on Friday, June 3, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Firefighting foam covers the road after house fires raged along Evansglen Close NW in Calgary on Friday, June 3, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY

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