An early morning house fire in a northwest Calgary neighbourhood has left three homes damaged and several people displaced.
Just before 2 a.m. on Sunday, the Calgary Fire Department recieved multiple calls regarding a blaze in the 100 block of Evansbrooke Way NW.
Flames could be seen from a distance away, Calgary Fire said in a statement.
"Damage to the source home is extensive, with significant damage to a neighbouring house," the statement read.
"At its [the fire's] peak, there were 17 fire apparatus on scene, with 41 firefighters."
The fire also damaged another neighbouring house and left 11 people and three dogs displaced.
Ankit Nagpal lives next door to the house that caught fire. It's the first house he bought in Canada, he said. (Helen Pike/CBC)
One person who was in a burning house suffered second degree burns while evacuating. They were treated and taken to hospital by EMS.
"My wife and my 2-year-old daughter, she was sleeping in the other room and they saw a fire," said Ankit Nagpal who lives next-door to one of the impacted houses.
"My wife, she's still in trauma."
Fire investigators remained on-scene throughout the morning to make sure all hot spots were extinguished. They were also trying to determine the cause and origin of the fire.
In a statement, Calgary Fire said that all Calgarians should plan at least two different escape routes out of their homes in case of a fire.