Firefighters in Winnipeg are reminding people to never leave cooking unattended after a weekend fire.
The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service says they were called to reports of a fire in a three storey apartment complex in the 500 block of Maryland Street at 4:33 p.m. Sunday.
Once on scene crews quickly extinguished a small kitchen fire in a third-floor suite. Crews were able to keep the fire contained to the stove area and they say it did not extend to the structure.
Paramedics assessed two patients on scene. They did not require transport to hospital. No other injuries were reported. Occupants of the building were able to return to their suites once crews ventilated smoke from the building.
The WFPS says that the initial investigation suggests the fire cause was accidental due to unattended cooking. Residents are reminded to always stay in the kitchen while cooking. Stove burners should always be turned off when leaving the kitchen, even for a short time. Anything that can catch fire — oven mitts, wooden utensils, food packaging, towels or curtains — should always be kept away from the stovetop.