Fire ravages southeast house in Penbrooke Meadows - 660 NEWS
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Fire ravages southeast house in Penbrooke Meadows

Last Updated Nov 18, 2017 at 5:43 am MST

(Ian Campbell - 660 NEWS)

No word yet on a cause after a fire ripped through a home in Penbrooke Meadows late Friday afternoon, leaving at least one individual homeless.

Crews were called to the two-storey house in the 100 block of Penbrooke Close S.E. around 4:50 p.m., smoke, and flames were visible as they raced up to the property.

According to the Calgary Fire Department, firefighters initiated a transitional fire attack and knocked down the flames from the outside of the structure before entering.

High capacity was used to ventilate the property and remove any of the lingering smoke.

District Chief Frank Ostrow tells 660 NEWS the cold weather presented a challenge for first responders.

“With the water flowing and things starting to freeze up, we have to make sure that we keep the water flowing but it’s also dangerous for the guys walking around too,” said Ostrow.

Only one person was home at the time, he was able to evacuate and call for help.

Enmax and ATCO were called to the scene to shut down the power and gas while crews did their work.

No one was injured during the ordeal and fire crews were able to make quick work of the flames.

Crews have now shifted their attention to the salvage and overhaul phase but it’s unclear if anything will be able to be saved.

The fire investigator has been called to the scene to figure out what happened.