Lone occupant escapes Balmoral Heights house fire

Fire investigators trying to determine cause

One person was able to escape a large house fire in Balmoral Heights with only minor injuries on Saturday evening.

Red Deer County fire inspector Travis Allred said Monday that the person was the only occupant of the single-family dwelling at the time. The home is located at the south end of the small rural subdivision. The individual did not need to go to hospital.

The fire call came in to the county at 8:36 p.m. and about 40 firefighters and other support attended the scene. It was a big fire and fully involved when firefighters arrived, Allred said.

Firefighters took a defensive stance upon arrival. Additional pumper truck support was provided by the City of Red Deer and Innisfail, Allred said.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. There is nothing suspicious at this time, he said.

Balmoral Heights is three kms east of Red Deer off Hwy 11.

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