Update: Police investigating fatal east-end house fire

Posted: February 27, 2024 5:59 am | Last Updated: February 27th, 2024 5:53 pm
By Earl Noble


Police are investigating an overnight house fire that claimed the life of one individual.

Emergency crews were called to the scene, on Watson Street, at 2:20 a.m. on Tuesday. When firefighters arrived they found heavy smoke coming from the multi-level attached home. Crews quickly entered the residence, where they encountered heavy fire, and found one person inside. That individual was taken to a waiting ambulance with critical injuries. The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) have confirmed that one person has been pronounced deceased following the blaze. The RNC are working with the Chief Medical Examiner to determine that cause of death.

It took firefighters close to half an hour to bring the blaze under control. The home sustained extensive fire damage throughout.

The homes on either side of the fire were unaffected, thanks to a firewall built between residences. One neighbouring home encountered some smoke within, caused by an open window allowing smoke to enter.

The scene was later handed over to the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, who are continuing an investigation into the cause of the fire.

NTV News will have more information as it becomes available.

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Earlier story:

An overnight house fire has caused extensive damage to an east-end home and critically injured one person.

Emergency crews were called to the scene, on Watson Street, at 2:20 a.m.. When firefighters arrived at the scene they found heavy smoke coming from the multi-level attached home. Crews quickly entered the residence, where they encountered heavy fire, and removed one person. That individual was taken to a waiting ambulance with critical injuries.

It took firefighters close to half an hour to bring the blaze under control. The home sustained extensive fire damage throughout.

The homes on either side of the fire were unaffected, thanks to a firewall that was built between residences. One neighbouring home encountered some smoke within, caused by an open window allowing smoke inside.

The scene was later handed over to the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary for investigation.

NTV News will have more information as it becomes available.

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