On Monday afternoon, September 26, Airdrie's fire department received a call at 4:04 p.m. for a structure fire in Highland Park Green NE.

"On arrival, fire crews found fire in a large, commercial refuse container near the loading door of a commercial building. A nearby closed overhead door was damaged due to its proximity to the fire but prevented the blaze from spreading to the inside of the building," stated a city press release.

A single fire sprinkler head inside was activated by heat and smoke and crews were able to quickly extinguish the fire and turn off the water to the building’s sprinkler system.

No injuries were reported and the fire is being investigated by the Fire Prevention Bureau. A total of four fire apparatus and 12 firefighters were on the scene.

Two hours later, fire crews received another call at 6:06 p.m. for a vehicle collision with a commercial building at 304 Main Street.

"AFD responded to a vehicle which had struck a commercial building near City Hall on Main Street. The brick exterior of a pillar in the front of the building was damaged but the integrity of the pillar’s internal metal structure was determined to be secure and intact. The area near the incident was cordoned as a precaution."

However, no injuries were reported and the RCMP has initiated an incident investigation file. A total of two pieces of fire apparatus and seven firefighters attended the vehicle collision. 

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