Condo fire on 17th Ave

While I was out, I could see from a distance a major fire happening with thick black smoke somewhere in the downtown area. Initially, I couldn’t spot my own condo building, and was a bit concerned. I quickly learned that a new wood frame condominium under construction on Calgary’s 17th Avenue was on fire.

I wasn’t home when the fire started and would’ve had more black smoke and flames, but I’m posting my photo and video later on as fire crews tamed the fire.

UPDATE: I added 2 photos from the following afternoon, including one of the ember I found on my balcony which I assume is from the fire.

Here is my video of the fire, followed by more angles as taken by Global News.

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