Fire department says man hurt in escape from burning home
A Corner Brook man had to escape from his home through a window after his kitchen burst into flames early Tuesday morning.
The Corner Brook Fire department and the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary responded to the emergency at around 2:10 a.m.
Deputy Chief Craig Harnum said the man was on his front lawn with minor injuries by the time the fire department arrived at the house on Petley Street in the Curling area of the city.
“He didn’t have any cuts from what we saw, but he was complaining of having some tenderness — likely from having get out through a window and over a railed verandah,” said Harnum.
The man was also coughing and may have had some mild smoke inhalation form the incident, said the deputy fire chief.
The man was taken to hospital for treatment of what police described as minor injuries.
As for the fire, Harnum said his crew was met with a hot, smoky fire, but control of it was quickly gained and the fire was out in less than 25 minutes. He said it was contained to one corner of the house, where the kitchen was located, although the fire did manage to reach into the attic space and self-ventilate through the roof above the kitchen.
Harnum said there was some fire and a little water damage, but most of the damage to the home was from smoke and heat.
The scene was turned over to the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary for an investigation, but no cause was determined as of deadline Tuesday.
This was the aftermath of a kitchen fire at a home in the Curling area of Corner Brook early Tuesday morning.