Firefighters rescued one pet but another succumbed to injuries suffered in a house fire Saturday morning in Winnipeg.
Emergency crews were called at 7:14 a.m. to reports of a fire at a bungalow in the 800 block of Laxdal Road.
The City of Winnipeg says in a release that the fire was already well involved when crews arrived. Firefighters did their best to extinguish the fire from inside the building but they were quickly forced outside due to safety concerns.
In addition to hand-lines, firefighters were aided by the use of the Flameguard X-Tinguish Fire Suppression Tool (FST), an aerosol device that reduces temperatures, which allows for safer access. The FST generates a mist that expands to flood the space, suppressing flames within seconds. The fire was declared under control at approximately 9:35 a.m.
The only person at home at the time of the fire was able to get out without injury.
Crews rescued two pets on-scene, and one was safely reunited with its owner. The other was provided with medical intervention but succumbed to fire-related injuries and could not be saved.
The City of Winnipeg’s Emergency Social Services was called to assist the occupant in finding temporary accommodations.
The structure suffered extensive fire, smoke, and water damage. The cause of the fire is under investigation and no damage estimates are available at this time.