Moose Lake RCMP rescue child from burning house

Mosakahiken Cree Nation (Moose Lake), Manitoba – On January 29, 2022, at approximately 4:25 pm, Moose Lake RCMP saw that a residence was on fire across the road from the RCMP Detachment on Spruce Street in Mosakahiken Cree Nation (Moose Lake), Manitoba. At the same time, a female attended the detachment for help, informing officers that a child was still inside the residence.

Officers ran across the street and saw the smoke was thick. An officer and a member of the community attempted to enter the house, but they couldn’t get very far. Officers began to break windows to allow enough smoke to leave the residence that they were able to get into the home. Taking breaths at each room through the open windows, two officers moved through the structure and located the child on the floor covered with a blanket. They scooped up the child and immediately ran outside.

House on fire
House on fire
House on fire
House on fire

The five-year-old male was transported to Winnipeg hospital, where he remains in stable condition.

The officers who had entered the burning building were treated and released at the Nursing Station.

An adult male, an adult female, another five-year-old male, and a two-year-old male had all been able to exit the residence and received minor physical injuries.

The cause of the fire does not appear to be criminal in nature.

Moose Lake RCMP

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