Man dies after being pulled from row house blaze
Firefighters searched for people in burning home on Limbrick St.
Posted: Sep 11, 2012 7:56 AM ET
Last Updated: Sep 11, 2012 12:18 PM ET
A Monday night fire in a row house on Limbrick Street has claimed the life of one man and injured two others.
The man was one of three people paramedics treated after they were pulled from the residence, said Wayne Gates, the deputy chief of Superior North EMS.
"One male was in critical condition, and resuscitative efforts had to be made with that male," Gates reported. "Unfortunately the one gentleman did pass away from his injuries."
Two other people — a male and a female — required treatment for smoke inhalation.
Just after 8 p.m., Thunder Bay Fire Rescue went to a fire in a unit at Limbrick Place — where witnesses said they saw a man trying to pull people out of the unit that was on fire.
Fire Chief John Hay said firefighters had to go into the blaze to get people out.
"And they actually had to … find some victims,” he said.
“There were three people injured. I believe one came out of a window, another was … trying to help someone that was in the building. Firefighters … pulled one out of the building."
Hay said fire investigators, as well as the Fire Marshal's Office were to investigate the scene on Tuesday.
He noted renovations to the building — including upgrading fire breaks — helped keep damage to the one unit.
A Thunder Bay police spokesperson said the fatality is now in the hands of the Coroner's office.
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