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Person trapped in burning North End home hospitalized in critical condition

By News Staff

Two people were taken to hospital – including one in critical condition – after a fire in a home in North End early Sunday morning.

The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service says a person remained trapped in the burning bi-level home on Pritchard Avenue near Arlington Street around 1 a.m.

WFPS says the individual was “located by firefighters, carried outside to waiting paramedics, and was transported to hospital in critical condition.

“Paramedics also assessed the two residents who self-evacuated the home and transported one of them to hospital in stable condition.”

Fire crews launched an offensive fire attack upon arrival. The fire was declared under control by 1:45 a.m.

Four cats were found dead in the home. Crews rescued two cats.

Based on preliminary observations, firefighters believe the fire was caused by the “improper disposal of smoking materials.”

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