One firefighter injured fighting in a two-storey house fire

One firefighter injured fighting in a two-storey house fire, Vladimir Volenyuk

Many residential fires occur because of the tenant's fault or negligence of fire safety and common sense. But, sometimes, it is just an accident.

On Sunday, August 18th a fire occurred in a vacant North End building. The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a vacant two-storey house in the 600 block of Pritchard Avenue.

One of the firstresponreds got injured during the search mission inside the building.

Initially, upon arrival on the scene, crews launched a defensive attack while access to the house was gained. Once able to enter the structure, they transitioned to an offensive strategy. The fire was declared under control at 6:22 a.m.

Crews searched the interior of the house and no occupants were found. One firefighter who suffered an injury was assessed by paramedics on the scene but did not require transport to the hospital.

As of now, there is no information about the estimated damages. Also, there is no official statement yet about the reason for the fire.

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.

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