A man was sent to hospital for smoke inhalation following a condo fire in northwest Regina Thursday afternoon.
According to John Kinsella, who lives just a few doors down in the same building, the blaze broke out around 3:30 p.m. at 6543 Rochdale Blvd.
“Some guy came to my door and nearly broke it in; I thought it was some home invader or something, but it was one of the neighbours who saw it and came and got everybody to evacuate,” he explained.
Firefighters on scene of an apartment blaze in the 6500 block Rochdale Blvd.
Building manager tells me one man was taken out of the home and is now being treated by EMS.
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After rushing out of his apartment, Kinsella said he walked over to the south side of the building, where he saw “flames pouring out of there and glass exploding all over the place.”
Once fire crews arrived, Kinsella said he watched the man evacuate the burning home with help from firefighters.
“He was in a blanket and barefoot,” he described. “There was a lot of smoke coming off him because he must have been dragged out of bed, it looked like, so he was probably sleeping by the looks of it.”
Police said only one person was taken to hospital due to smoke inhalation. No other injuries have been reported.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.