Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION
Posted: 03/9/2013 3:16 PM | Comments: 0
BRANDON -- A 32-year-old man is dead following a serious late night house fire on Ross Avenue on Friday.
The single-detached house was fully engulfed when emergency crew arrived after receiving a call at 11 p.m.
There were four people in the house when the fire started, and smoke was reportedly coming from the lower floor where a couch was on fire.
Fruitless attempts to extinguish the couch fire were made before three of the four residents fled outside.
The fourth occupant did not escape the basement with the others, and remained unaccounted for as the on-scene investigation continued.
According to Brandon Fire Department Captain Kevin Groff, there were large flames and heavy smoke billowing from the home when firefighters arrived at the 500 block of Ross Avenue.
The fire caused roughly $300,000 worth of damage to the home, which includes about $50,000 worth of damage to content.
After more than 11 firefighters battled the flames for three hours, investigators were able to enter the building to find the man dead on the main level of the house as a result of smoke inhalation.
Officials were on scene until around 6 a.m. looking for hot spots and flare-ups.
The cause of the fire has not been determined, and the office of the fire commissioner continue to investigate.
-- The Brandon Sun
Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories? Please use the form below and let us know.
Having problems with the form?Contact Us Directly
City can't afford rival's promises: Wasylycia-Leis
Bowman says voting for him is only way to stop Judy W-L
Ouellette says disaffected aboriginal and young people have helped increase his support
Body found in river identified as man missing since August
Drop by News Café on election night
U-Haul workers find deceased infants inside 'delinquent storage locker'
Alcohol may be a factor in crash on Trans-Canada Highway near Oak Lake
One of two officers acquitted of attempted murder staying with WPS
KE kids returning to school Wednesday
St. Boniface selected as finalist in Great Places in Canada contest
Door-to-door mail ends quietly
Warm again today, chance of showers Wednesday
Father-killer seeks freedom
Investigated cop suing police, fellow officer
Poll could be bad for Bowman
Reader shares positive story about city police officers
Mayoral Race Roundup
Unfazed by poll dip: Judy W-L
Vision: n. ability to plan or form policy in a far-sighted way
Body parts scattered around city
Rights case on reserves' child care nearing end
Murray's exit not payback: Glover
HSC shows off special isolation rooms
Brandon priest under investigation for alleged fraudulent purchases