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One Woman Killed, Others Injured in Thompson House Fire

January 26, 2020 7:20 PM | News

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One person was killed and several others injured Friday morning when a blaze broke out at a home in Thompson.

Manitoba RCMP and emergency crews responded to the residence on Centennial Drive East at around 6:15 a.m.

Reports from the scene indicated that several people were trapped inside, including a 20-year-old woman who was unaccounted for.

An 89-year-old woman was pulled to safety with the help of neighbours and firefighters from a first-floor window. She was taken to hospital.

A 61-year-old man was able to jump from a window to safety, while a 21-year-old man fled the house through the flames. He was taken to hospital in critical condition and suffered serious injuries.

Due to the fire and structural integrity of the home, firefighters and police were unable to enter the residence to continue their search on Friday. The body of the woman who was unaccounted for was located Saturday. An autopsy is scheduled to confirm her identity.

Four RCMP officers were treated for smoke inhalation sustained during their attempts to rescue the residents.

“The RCMP would like to acknowledge the brave and selfless community members who rushed towards the burning home within the first few minutes to aid those in danger,” police said in a statement.

The Office of the Fire Commissioner and the Thompson RCMP continue to investigate.


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