WINNIPEG – A man has died after being pulled from a house fire in Charleswood.
Flames and smoke were seen coming from the home on Lynbrook Drive at around 2:00 a.m. on Thursday.
Fire crews arrived on scene and managed to get the man in his 60s out of home, however he later died in hospital.
WFPS Captain Marc Proulx said smoke inhalation is the likely cause of death.
“That’s what will overcome most people is the smoke and smoke inhalation,” Proulx said. “We have to remind ourselves that the smoke that’s being generated is actually the heat of the fire itself.”
The Arson Unit is now investigating, as they would with all fatal fires, however Winnipeg Police do not believe the blaze is suspicious.
There is no word yet on what caused the flames to erupt.
Damage is pegged at $125,000.