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Two people die after SW Calgary fire

Two people have died in an overnight fire in Calgary’s southwest.

Firefighters were called out to a house fire in the 2800 block of 41 Street SW in the southwest community of Glenbrook around 12:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

When firefighters arrived, they reported heavy smoke from a basement window.

According to fire officials, a neighbour that had seen the fire entered the home and pulled one person out to the front lawn and began resuscitation efforts. Two others had been able to self-evacuate, fire officials said.

As first responders took over CPR, other firefighters began putting out the interior fire and looking for other occupants. One other person was found in the basement of the home and was removed.

The two victims died of their injuries, according to Calgary fire department officials. Two others were assessed and released on the scene, they said.

Investigators are now on the scene to determine the cause and origin of the fire.

Fire officials are reminding Calgarians to have more than one escape route in case of a fire in their home and to ensure there are smoke detectors on multiple levels.

Anyone with information, photo or video of the fire is asked to submit them to the Calgary Fire Department at piofire@calgary.ca.