Mi­nor in­juries

Fire depart­ment says man hurt in es­cape from burn­ing home

The Western Star - - FRONT PAGE - BY GARY KEAN [email protected]­ern­star.com Twit­ter: WS_GaryKean

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.

GARY KEAN/ THE WESTERN STAR

This was the af­ter­math of a kitchen fire at a home in the Curl­ing area of Cor­ner Brook early Tuesday morn­ing.

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