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.
On Sunday, March 10th Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to reports of a fire in a single-family home in Wildwood Park.
Approximately at 12:00 p.m. crews arrived at the scene and found a fire in the attic of the home. Thankfully, nobody was injured and the only person, that was inside at the time of the fire, had managed to get outside safely.
The home suffered fire, smoke and water damage. No damage estimates are available at this time. The city said fire crews continue to investigate the cause of the fire, and their preliminary observations suggest it was electrical.
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.