House fire on Jarvis Avenue

House fire on Jarvis Avenue

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.

On Sunday, February 17th a fire occurred in a house on Jarvis Avenue. Winnipeg Fire and Paramedic Service crews responded to reports of a fire in a two storey multi-family home around 2:05 a.m.

Firefighters tried an exterior attack but after knocking down some of the flames, they were able to enter the building. Initial reports said there may be two people still in the house, but bystanders on scene said they saw two people leaving before crews arrived.

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.”

It is always better to be prepared before anything happen because in a critical situation most people can’t think clearly and make bad decisions. But a trained person, someone who has a plan for the emergency like house fire and other, will most likely to remain calm and just follow the protocol, simply follow the instruction step by step.

Unfortunately, residential fires in Winnipeg happen quite often, but unlike in this case, 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.