Winnipeg, MB – At 11:39 p.m. on April 16, 2019, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to reports of a fire in a two storey, single-family home in the 1300 block of Alexander Avenue. Once on scene crews found a small stovetop fire and quickly extinguished it. Damage was contained to area around the stove.
All occupants of the home safely evacuated prior to the arrival of crews. Paramedics assessed and treated two individuals on scene for smoke inhalation. Both were transported to hospital in stable condition.
Preliminary observations suggest 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.