Several vehicles damaged after Calgary residential tower cobblestones fall – –

Several vehicles damaged after Calgary residential tower cobblestones fall – –

CALGARY – Calgary firefighters say no one was injured, but several cars were damaged as a result of a not-so-bright idea from a downtown resident.

Officials say they were called to respond to a scene in Block 100 of 13th Avenue SW on Wednesday around 9:10 a.m. where several pieces of rock had landed on the street as well as on several vehicles.

An investigation by the Calgary Fire Department and the Calgary Police Department quickly revealed that a resident, living on the 27th floor of the neighboring building, used cobblestones to weigh down a blanket on his outdoor hot tub .

They say the man had done it intentionally to prevent the blanket from blowing off in the extremely high winds that occurred on Wednesday morning.

However, the blanket ended up flying off the hot tub anyway, “catapulting the cobblestones” out of the building.

“Fortunately, no injuries were reported in the potentially fatal incident this morning,” the CFD said in a statement.

It is not known how much damage was caused in the incident and there is no information on the charges laid.


High wind speeds were recorded across Calgary and surrounding areas on Wednesday morning, but officials say conditions were particularly extreme in the downtown area.

“Winds and gusts of wind can be particularly strong in and around tall buildings. To reduce your risk, keep your family and pets indoors if you can, ”CFD said.

All objects on balconies and yards should be properly secured to ensure that they do not present a hazard to others in extremely windy conditions.

Storms like these also have the potential to bring down power lines, officials say, so if a resident encounters any of these situations, they should stay away and call 911 immediately.


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