2 people in unstable condition after escaping house fire south of Winnipeg’s Perimeter Highway

Manitoba

Two people are in unstable condition after escaping from a house fire Saturday afternoon a few kilometres south of Winnipeg’s Perimeter Highway.

Crews could not enter house immediately due to lack of water supply, fire chief says

Emergency crews encountered heavy flames and smoke at a St. Anne’s Road house fire on Saturday afternoon, just outside Winnipeg city limits. (Travis Golby/CBC)

Two people were taken to the hospital in unstable condition after a house fire south of the Winnipeg Perimeter highway Saturday afternoon.

Emergency crews were called to the bungalow on St. Anne’s Road at 1:45 p.m., and 15 units were sent out.

The two residents had already managed to get out of the home when crews arrived, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Platoon Chief Dan Tomchuk said.

Crews encountered heavy flames and smoke, but were not able to enter the house — which is outside the city water district — until they established a water supply. 

Tomchuk told CBC News that flames were seen on the main floor going into the attic. 

The house is expected to be a write-off, as it was burning for some time.

The cause of fire is under investigation.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Platoon Chief Dan Tomchuk says crews could not enter the home until they established a water supply, as the house is outside the city’s water district. (Travis Golby/CBC)
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With files from Travis Golby

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