A residential fire is always a scary and dangerous thing, people might get hurt or killed, especially children and elderly citizens since they are not able to react fast and evacuate the building by themselves.
Fire Chief Mark Reshaur says not enough people have evacuation plans for their own homes.
“An awful lot of people don’t give it enough thought,” said Reshaur.
“It’s really important that you give it thought, that you have a plan beforehand, that you don’t wait until there’s an emergency to try to figure out what to do.”
Unfortunately, residential fires in Winnipeg happen quite often, often it caused by the electrical problem, many of those fires caused by residents, who in many cases were under drug influence at a time of incidents.
According to the company, which manages apartment complexes in Winnipeg, two large fires in apartments in Winnipeg`s the West End, that happened recently, were caused by drug use.
Fellow Winnipeggers, please be careful and attentive, keep your houses and apartments safe and fireproof for your own safety and your family members. Always check the house appliances, make sure everything is off before you leave the house. And the moment you notice the smell of smoke, check surroundings and call firefighters, in some cases minutes differ a small fire from a destructive and life-threatening incident!
Home fire prevention tips and resources, including information and escape plans for kids, are available on the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service website. Please visit a link below: