$3 million to help rebuild a house damaged by fire in Calgary
Calgary – A new $3.2-million project will help rebuild an old house damaged in a fire.
The Calgary Fire Department says the $3-million fire-repair project is to be funded by a private foundation.
The new house, located in the Calgary-Elbow area, is expected to be completed in 2019.
“The foundation has been approved by the municipality of Calgary and approved by Alberta’s Fire Marshal,” Calgary Fire Chief Rick Dyer said in a statement.
We are pleased to have this foundation work and support this important project,” Dyer added. “
This is an important step to help the community recover from the fire, to restore property values and rebuild this community’s infrastructure.”
We are pleased to have this foundation work and support this important project,” Dyer added.
The foundation is being built by Canadian First, a private company that has been working in Alberta’s wildfire-ravaged area for the past 10 years.
Fire Chief Rick DeYoung said the new house will replace the existing structure and be constructed by the same construction team that built the original house.
The old house was damaged in the May 25, 2019, wildfire and burned for nearly three weeks before it was destroyed.
A new fire station has been built to house firefighters and provide backup.
In total, $3,400,000 has been raised for the project.
The foundation is a mix of recycled materials, like old clothing and kitchenware, and reinforced concrete, which is made from asphalt, concrete and concrete slabs.
Other items from the foundation include a kitchen sink, fire extinguisher, a fire door, fire alarm system, sprinkler system and a wall.
Nenshi hopes to build on the foundation and help others who may have lost their homes. “
This will help us restore some of our lost infrastructure, and I think we’ll be able to rebuild a lot more than we’ve had to in the last few years,” Nenshies said.
Nenshi hopes to build on the foundation and help others who may have lost their homes.
Dyer said the city is working closely with the foundation to see how the project will benefit residents, businesses and the community.
“The main goal is to rebuild our infrastructure and restore some value to the community and to bring some stability to our city,” Dier said.
“I think it’s a really positive thing that we’re helping to rebuild.”
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