A Winnipeg man remains in hospital after saving his brother from a house fire earlier this month.
On Nov. 1, at around 10:35 a.m., Lyndsay and Brett Zoratti's one-and-a-half-storey home in the 200 block of Renfrew Street, went up in flames.
In a release sent out by the City of Winnipeg, it says that heavy smoke was pouring out of the home when crews arrived at the scene. It took just under an hour for firefighters to get the blaze under control.
"My eldest son and youngest were brought to hospital in critical care. My husband Brett Zoratti and I were brought to a different hospital also needing care," said Lyndsay in a Facebook post.
Lyndsay continued saying her oldest son, Garrett, 33, went back into the fire to save his younger brother, Emmett, 25.
"Garrett was already on fire when he went back for Emmett," said Lyndsay.
Zoratti says Garrett was put into a medically induced coma to treat his lungs. He is now awake and continuing his road to recovery, according to a Winnipeg media outlet. His brother, Emmett, has since been released from hospital.
In the two weeks since the fire, neighbours have come to the Zoratti's aid, with one person collecting gift cards for the family. A second neighbour set up a GoFundMe account to raise $1500.00. The fundraiser is currently sitting at $2975.00.
The family is currently staying in a hotel until they're able to find a rental home.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.