Mounties save man from fire

Two Mounties are being credited with saving a man’s life when they responded to a house fire in Hobbema.

  • Apr. 20, 2010 10:00 a.m.

Two Mounties are being credited with saving a man’s life when they responded to a house fire in Hobbema.

Hobbema RCMP spokesman Const. Perry Cardinal said constables Pernell Cardinal and David Lee saw flames in the living room of a home in the Samson townsite around 8 p.m. April 18 and heard a muffled voice from inside the home.

Maskwachees Fire Department was dispatched and the two officers then entered the residence and located a man asleep on a smoldering mattress that was partially burned and close to igniting.

A 21-year-old man was awakened by the officers and safely removed from the home. He was examined by Maskwachees Ambulance attendants and did not require further medical attention.

The officers were treated in hospital for smoke inhalation and released.

Cardinal said both officers are to be commended for their actions and quick thinking as they likely saved the life of the man and prevented the destruction of the home, while putting their own lives at risk.

Police and fire investigators continue to investigate the cause of the fire.

Just Posted

PHOTOS: Ice racing at Mulhurst Bay at Pigeon Lake

Results of the ice racing event at Pigeon Lake

Maskwacis RCMP lay charges from home invasion

Four charged in alleged invasion using knives and gun on Samson Cree Nation - three injured

UPDATE: Highway 2 lanes were closed due to milk truck fire near Millet

A southbound truck hauling milk and cartons collided with a bridge

Ponoka Airport taxiway improvement costs overrun

The $328,000 project increased to $359,000, gravel cited as main reason for the increase

Ponoka County council looks at how it sees collaboration

County wants separate negotiations with Ponoka, Rimbey

WATCH: Ponoka residents enjoy first skate on ice path

A community initiative helped create a skate path for families in Ponoka.

Suspected Toronto serial killer targeting gay community arrested

A 66-year-old man is charged with first-degree murder in disappearance of two Toronto men

Barenaked Ladies, Steven Page, to be inducted into Canadian Music Hall of Fame

Canadian band to get top honours at 2018 JUNO Awards

B.C. out of the running for Amazon’s next headquarters

Toronto is the only Canadian city left in the running despite the province backing Metro Vancouver’s bid for new Amazon headquarters

Post interest rate hike debt tips

What to do about your debt and mortgages after the interest rate hike

Foreign workers sleeping in Alberta Burger King basement

Alberta Health Services said its inspectors found foreign workers sleeping in the basement of the Lethbridge restaurant

Court application halts release of bread price-fixing documents

Bread price-fixing documents won’t be unsealed Thursday, Loblaw says

Pharrell and N.E.R.D to headline NBA All-Star halftime show

11-time Grammy winner Pharrell and his hip hop-rock band N.E.R.D. will headline the halftime show at the 2018 NBA All-Star game in Los Angeles

Heritage Minister wants zero tolerance for harassment in entertainment industry

Heritage Minister Melanie Joly had two meetings to discuss harassment in the film, TV and theatre worlds

Most Read