Winnipeg politician son dies in fire

Winnipeg politician son dies in fire, Vladimir Volenyuk

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. Quite often people need help to get outside and do not get hurt or affected by smoke. But if the person ends up being alone in the building that caught on fire, there is no one to get help from.

Former Winnipeg city councilor Garth Steek, who held the River Heights-Fort Garry seat from 1995-2004, confirmed Monday that it was his son who passed away.

A 38-year-old Tyler Steek has been killed in a fire on Lake of the Woods. As per Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), the body of Tyler Steek, 38, was found February 18th at the scene of a massive fire in the cottage on Kendal Inlet Road.

Steek was the only person inside the building, so no one else got injured.

As of now, there is no official statement from the Fire Department or Ontario Police about the reason of the fire, the fire scene is still under the investigation.

A Winnipeg 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.

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