September 26, 2023


A woman and two children had to be rescued from their second-floor suite after a big fire broke out in an apartment on Young Street between Sargent and Ellice.

Platoon Chief Frank Leswik said it was a dramatic scene they arrived at around 5:30 am.

“They had one lady hanging out of the window. Got a ladder up, got her out and two children,” he says.

The Chief says it’s an intense moment for crews.

“It happens very quickly. You react to the training you’ve been given and the results were good,” he said.

The woman and children were taken to hospital, but Lewsik says they’re ok.

Early damage estimates are pegged at $500,000. The building is badly damaged by the smoke and flames

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