Manitoba

Woman dies in house fire, man leaps from window to escape

A woman is dead and a man is in critical condition in hospital after a house fire in northern Manitoba.

Man in critical condition after early morning blaze

The fire started in and was confined to the kitchen, Flin Flon's fire chief said. (Chad Cooper/Submitted)

A woman is dead and a man is in critical condition after a house fire in northern Manitoba.

Emergency crews were called around 1:30 a.m. Saturday to the home on Fifth Avenue in the city of Flin Flon.

Seeing light smoke coming from the back of the house, firefighters found the homeowner, a 44-year-old man, who had escaped by jumping out of a window. He told them two more people were inside. 

He was flown to a Winnipeg hospital, where he remains in hospital in critical condition due to smoke inhalation. 

"Fire crews made an aggressive quick search of the residence and quickly rescued both occupants," said Flin Flon fire Chief Chad Cooper, in a release.

A 40-year-old woman was found unresponsive in a bedroom and rushed to hospital. She later died from her injuries, RCMP said.

Another man, 41, was rescued by firefighters from the home's basement. He suffered minor injuries.

The cause of the fire is not suspicious but the investigation continues, RCMP said.

Cooper said the fire started and was confined to the kitchen, though there's smoke and heat damage through all of the first floor. 
A woman is dead after a house fire in Flin Flon on Saturday. (Chad Cooper/Submitted)

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