A huge overnight fire destroyed a McKenzie Towne condominium development and heavily damaged two others, and now police are looking for an answer as to what caused the blaze.
The fire broke out shortly after 2:30 a.m. Sunday morning in the 600 block of McKenzie Towne Drive S.E., Metro Calgary reports.
Area residents were evacuated and some streets in the area were closed off as fire crews worked for hours to bring the blaze under control.
"The fire was very very hot it also caused all the gas lines to break to burn off in every one of the buildings so with that we had a lot of natural gas in the area which made us continue the evacuation," Calgary Fire Department battalion chief Ernie Molineaux told CBC Calgary.
The intense fire melted siding on nearby buildings and caused several cars' tires to pop from the intense heat.
According to CBC Calgary, 22 units were damaged or destroyed but no one was injured. The developer, Brookfield Homes, confirmed that owners were supposed to move into those units soon and they will work with those owners to determine the next steps.
Police will also investigate to determine if a second fire, that was spotted at a nearby construction site and put out quickly, is related.
CTV News reports while there have been no estimate as to the financial cost of the damage, the Calgary Fire Department Arson Unit remain on scene.
Crazy fire in McKenzie Towne
Another picture of the fire - one more was started down the street. I think someone may be on a pyro spree... #yyc
Fire in McKenzie-area, south of 52nd street Calgary. Firefighters on scene. Small explosions #Calgary #yyc
on scene major fire in McKenzie Towne #yyc
Calgary Fire respond to a 3 alarm fire in Mckenzie Towne overnight.
A clearer view of the extensive damage caused by this mornings McKenzie Towne fire.
Massive fire across the street now under control... What a mess! #yyc #Calgary #fire
Heavy smoke now, fire is still going strong #yyc
Close up of damages caused by the McKenzie Towne fire.