Two homes in Prairie Springs were engulfed in flames during an early morning fire Aug. 7.
According to a press release from the Airdrie Fire Department (AFD), firefighters arrived on scene at the 1000 Block of Prairie Springs Hills SW at approximately 2:50 a.m. following reports of a structure fire that threatened to extend to adjacent homes on the block.
"Throughout the incident, crews had to contend with extremely high winds and driving rain," the release said.
Seven residents from the three homes most threatened by the flames evacuated prior to AFD's arrival. Residents from three additional homes south of the fire were temporarily evacuated as a precaution with RCMP officers' assistance, the release stated.
"With all residents accounted for, firefighters initiated a defensive fire attack with large amounts of water applied to the blaze from both ground and elevated nozzles," the release stated.
The fire was under control after approximately one hour.
According to the release, no injuries were reported by members of the public, but one firefighter did sustain a lower back injury while fighting the blaze.
"Five pieces of apparatus and thirteen firefighters were on scene," the release said.
The cause of the fire and final damage estimates are being investigated by the Fire Prevention Bureau, who remain on scene.