55 Ave Structure Fire December 25th, 2021

December 26, 2021

On Saturday, December 25th, 2021 at 10:58, the Olds Fire Department was dispatched to a working structure fire at 4410 55 Ave, Olds. The reported structure involved was a detached garage of a residential property with smoke and flames visible upon receipt of the call. OFD responded with two engines, a rescue and ladder truck with two command units.  A total of 19 firefighters were on scene for approximately 2 hours.  The fire was quickly knocked down and extinguished in approximately 13 minutes from the time of call.  

The Olds Fire Department would like to thank AHS EMS, Olds RCMP, Olds public works/utilities, Fortis and RW electric for expedient service to assist the owners in mitigating the incident and restoring power to their home in frigid temperatures.
There were no injuries to occupants or firefighters during this incident and damage was limited to the garage structure/fence.  The garage is considered a total loss with financial loss yet to be determined.
The cause of this fire is considered accidental in nature. 

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For more information contact:
Justin Andrew
Fire Chief
403-507-4850
jandrew@olds.ca