Calgary, AB – A blaze broke out inside a popular Calgary restaurant on Saturday afternoon, forcing its owner to flee for safety.
Flames and smoke could be seen billowing from the scene.
Fire crews arrived on scene just after 11:00 a.m. and quickly extinguished the flames.
Flames were seen billoping up from the restaurant and smoke was billowing into the air.
Flames are seen billoped up from a Calgary dining area on Saturday.
(Calgary Police Service) “It’s a little bit scary but we got to do our job,” said Flames owner and general manager Rob Kosterski.
“It was a little early to get out there and we had to evacuate.”
Flames owner Rob Kasterski was at the restaurant at the time of the fire.
Flames fire department was called to the scene on Saturday morning.
Flames owner-general manager Rob Keastersk is seen on the ground outside a restaurant in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Flames owners Rob Kusterski and Rick Kaster, along with several other people were at the Calgary restaurant when flames broke out.
Flames business owner Rick Koster said the business is still closed but the owner is safe.
Flames CEO Rick Sutcliffe said he had no information about the cause of the blaze, but he would look into it.
Flames president and CEO Jim Barker said it was a “very, very unfortunate” situation.
Flames chief operating officer John DeGroot said the city will work with the company to get more information.
Flames’ Rob Kisterski is seen in this undated handout photo.
Flames general manager Rick Sutcliff and CEO John Degroot speak to the media in Calgary.
Flames executives Rob Kesterski, left, and Rick Sutcroft left the scene after a blaze broke down inside the Calgary dining hall.
Flames President and CEO Rick Stutcliffe and Flames CEO John deGroot speak on the scene of the restaurant fire.
(CBC) Flames President of Hockey Operations/General Manager Rick SutCliff said he was “very fortunate” he was not injured.
Flames General Manager Rob Krosterski said he heard “sirens going off” around 11:15 a.ms.
Flames management will continue to evaluate the situation.
Calgary Flames owner Rick Sutcler says the business has been evacuated.
Flames manager Rob Kozlowski said the fire started outside the restaurant on the front lawn.
Flames employees and customers were evacuated from the building.
Flames staff and customers are being allowed back into the restaurant, which was evacuated about 10:00 p.m., Sutcliffs staff said.
Flames security and management are being evacuated from a nearby area.
Flames spokesman Doug Smith said a team of 10 Flames employees was “in the building at the moment” and that an investigation is underway.
Flames team president and general manger Rick Koster said there were “no immediate reports of injuries or fires.”
Flames team operations manager Dave Friesen told the Calgary Sun that there were no reports of smoke.
Flames coach Rick Subban was outside the Flames’ hotel room.
Flames players are outside Flames management building.
A large section of the front of the Flames arena was engulfed by flames.
(Twitter) Flames officials were outside the hotel when Flames officials arrived on the patio and told Flames players that they needed to get back inside the building, Sutclills staff said in a statement.
Flames officials told Flames fans they needed the Flames to stay inside the hotel.
Flames fans who were in the hotel told Flames officials they were not able to get into the hotel because the doors were closed and there was a fire in the lobby.
Flames hockey operations manager Rob DeGross said there was no evacuation order issued but Flames officials would check on fans.
Flames chairman and general counsel Brian Burke and Flames owner/general manager Jim Barker spoke with Flames management at the hotel, Sutcler said.
Kostierski said Flames management was in the room and Flames management members were able to leave.
Flames GMs and President Rick Sutliffe and Flames President Rob Koster spoke to Flames management and were able, Sutcliffe added.
Flames Executive Vice-President of Hockey Business Operations Rob Kartelski was in Flames management.
Flames Vice-president of Hockey Marketing and Marketing Chris Duch said Flames employees who were inside the restaurant were not evacuated.
Calgary Fire crews and Flames employees are seen on a street outside the Calgary Grill restaurant.
Flames Flames players and owners are outside the Flame Hotel.
Flames ownership and general management were inside Flames management as the fire broke out around 11 a.mi.
Flames members of the team, Flames players, and owners were also inside the Flames hotel room when the fire erupted.
Flames Sports & Entertainment CEO Doug Smith tweeted that Flames management are in the restaurant.
Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi tweeted that firefighters are still working on the blaze.
Flames spokesperson Doug Smith later tweeted that the fire was contained and Flames officials are “getting in touch with management.”
Flames CEO Rob Kerthes tweeted that Calgary Flames