Two overnight fires send five to hospital
Published Friday, July 15, 2016 9:54PM CST
Last Updated Saturday, July 16, 2016 5:54PM CST
Two overnight house fires sent a total of five people to hospital.
The Winnipeg Fire and Paramedic Service responded to a house fire in the 840 block of Lyon Street, around 10 p.m. Friday night.
Witnesses say they saw flames shooting from the home. They banged on the doors and windows of house, but no one answered.
Neighbours say a man and woman lived at the house.
The house was well involved with fire and heavy smoke when crews arrived.
They found one woman unconscious inside. She was taken into hospital in critical condition. She has since been upgraded to stable.
Damage from the fire is estimated at around $200,000.
Around 4:30 a.m. Saturday, crews were called to a house fire at 566 Young St. Flames and smoke poured out of the windows of the two-storey wood-frame house when crews arrived.
“In the middle of the night I heard some glass breaking and some shouting. I looked out my window and noticed a small fire burning in front of the house,” said neighbour Warren Humene.
“I grabbed a fire extinguisher to go out to try to extinguish it, but when I got outside I realized that the interior of the house was engulfed in flames. There was nothing I could do.”
Everyone in the house managed to get out on their own. Paramedics took a man and woman to hospital; both are listed in stable condition. Two others males, an adult and a youth, were treated and released.
The Office of the Fire Commissioner is part of the ongoing investigation. No details are being released at this time.