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.
Tuesday, April 9th a deadly residential fire occurred in Winnipeg. One person is dead and another is in critical condition after a house fire on Boyd Avenue. Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service said two cats were also killed in the heavy blaze at 470 Boyd Ave., which was extinguished close to 8 a.m.
The single-family bungalow suffered significant fire, smoke and water damage. The Fire Chief on scene confirmed that an adult male had died, while an adult female was taken to hospital in critical condition.
The cause of the fire is still being investigated and no damage estimates are available at the time. WFPS said it’s unclear whether the home had working smoke alarms.
Fire Chief Mark Reshaur says not enough people have evacuation plans for their own homes.
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.
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: