Firefighter on the scene of a blaze that killed two children

Posted February 17, 2019 06:37:55An Alberta firefighter who lost his wife and two children in a fire during an inspection in Calgary has spoken about the devastating loss.

“I’m pretty overwhelmed.

I can’t get through it,” said Rob Bouchard, who lost both his children to smoke inhalation at the age of two and has now set up a fundraising page to help pay for funeral costs.”

We’ve never really talked about it because it was so traumatic.

I’ve always been the only person that I know that’s lost someone close to me.”

The Bouchards were among many families in Calgary who came together at a recent vigil to remember the three children who died in a blaze in December.

“There were a lot of people that I thought were close to my family that died,” Rob Boutard said.

“It was a tough time.

The fire destroyed my family.

It was devastating.”

The fire, which took place in the basement of a home, broke out on Dec. 5.

Flames broke out in a basement bedroom, while smoke and flames filled the room.

Rob Boutards daughter, Marnie, who was two years old at the time of the fire, was one of the first people to be injured in the blaze.

She died in hospital later that night.

Rob and Marny’s mother, Christine, died later that day.

He said his family had no clue that their daughter had died, but that he had no regrets about what happened.

“If it wasn’t for my wife, I probably would’ve been in a lot more trouble,” Rob said.

A day after the blaze, Alberta Health Services released a statement acknowledging that a fire at a home was not under investigation.

“The Alberta Fire Service is not currently investigating any of the incidents that occurred in 2017,” said Health Services Alberta spokesperson Jennifer Bieler.

Boutards son, Aaron, is also mourning the loss of his father, who died at age nine from a heart attack.””

The Alberta Health Service is committed to protecting and supporting Albertans who have lost loved ones in fires.”

Boutards son, Aaron, is also mourning the loss of his father, who died at age nine from a heart attack.

“He was my biggest advocate, I really loved him,” said Aaron Bouchardo.

“He had a really big heart.

He always was there for me.

I really miss him.”

A memorial service is planned for Friday for Marnies husband, Brian.

The two are expected to attend.