Winnipeg kitchen fire sends 1 to hospital
The city is reminding Winnipeggers of cooking safety after a person was taken to hospital due to a house fire in the West Kildonan neighbourhood on Saturday morning.
Learn about cooking safety and have an escape plan, city urges residents
An accidental cooking fire at a home in West Kildonan sent a person to hospital on Saturday morning.
Shortly before noon, fire crews responded to a report of a fire at a home on Libra Street between North Point Boulevard and Orion Crescent, according to a Saturday news release from Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Services.
An injured person was treated by paramedics and taken to hospital in stable condition.
A damage estimate of the fire is not yet available, the release says.
The city is reminding Winnipeggers that when they are cooking they should:
- Stay in their kitchen and remember to turn off stove burners when leaving.
- Keep flammable items away from the stovetop.
- Heat cooking oils slowly.
- Use a metal lid to cover and contain a small oil fire or use a fire extinguisher.
- Never use water to try to extinguish a stove top fire.
- Never move a pan that is on fire because burns or injuries might occur.
- Have a home escape plan and practise it frequently.
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