Calgary firefighters managed to quickly get control of a house fire early this morning.

Just after midnight early Friday morning, crews responded to a call at 48 Erin Mount Crescent.

Once there, they learned the two occupants of the two-storey house had
fled the building after a smoke detector sounded the alarm.

Firefighters then went to work attacking the blaze in the attic. Though
the fire did burn through the roof, it was extinguished before
spreading to other floors of the house.

The fire was controlled from the outside as well in an effort to
minimize damage to the exposed properties on Erin Mount Crescent.

Both the cause of this fire and damage estimates are under investigation.

Early signs suggest this may have been caused by 'electrical
complications and/or chimney issues' in the attic, the Calgary Fire
Department says.