Calgary Fire Department and Calgary Police investigators were on the scene of an recreational vehicle fire at a Boardwalk apartment complex in northeast Calgary on Wednesday.
Firefighters were called to the fire at Radisson Village next to Radcliffe Crescent NE at 12:05 p.m. on Jan. 11, after residents reported the vehicle burning.
“There was a fully involved vehicle with flames that were impinging and threatening the nearby apartment buildings,” said Carol Henke, Public Information Officer for the Calgary Fire Department.
“They did manage to prevent flames from spreading to the building, and the crew worked very hard to do that, but there was some radiant heat damage to the vinyl siding.”
Large sections of the building’s siding had melted, exposing the insulation underneath as the RV was consumed by flames.
There were no injuries from the fire, and no one was located inside the vehicle.
Vehicle confirmed stolen
At the time of the fire, neighbours spoken to by LWC said that they didn’t recognize the RV as belonging to anyone in the complex. Calgary Police confirmed to LWC that the vehicle was stolen.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation. The Calgary Fire Department has asked for anyone with photos or video of the fire, prior to the arrival of fire crews, to send those to the department.
Henke said that it was important for Calgarians to take the public safety message of calling 911 to heart, as “we’re very thankful because if it had been another couple of minutes, the building definitely would have been on fire and we would have had an apartment building fire, not just the vehicle fire.”
She said that there were some concerns that not everyone evacuated during the vehicle fire.
“So, if your building goes into alarm, and if you can, evacuate immediately.”
For more information on being prepared for fire, and for creating an evacuation plan in case of a crisis, see calgary.ca/fire.