A man had died as a result of smoke inhalation in a west end apartment fire Friday morning.
Sault Fire Services responded to the call on Allen Street, off Albert Street West.
Sault Fire Services tell SaultOnline.com that the occupant of a ground floor apartment perished along with his pet cat before fire services could get to him.
About 14 others in the apartment building were evacuated. Red Cross are on scene to aid those needing shelter.
The buildings owner told SaultOnline.com that the damage was contained to the single apartment but smoke damage is throughout the rest of the building.
He believes the other tenants will be able to move back in either late tonight or Saturday morning.
The name of the deceased has not been released. The Ontario Fire Marshall has been called in for an investigation
Shortly before 6:30am on September 30th 911 calls were received by the Sault Ste Marie Police Service regarding a fire on Albert Street West at Allen Street. Patrol officers and Fire Services attended on scene.
Officers from Investigation Services have also been assigned to assist with the investigation. A 52 year old male was removed from the scene and has been pronounced dead.
The Sault Ste. Marie Police Service along with the Coroner’s Office, the Ontario Fire Marshalls Office and Sault Fire Services are continuing to investigate the fire.
No further details are available at this time pending the ongoing investigation.
Yes, you are mistaken. Every apartment has a window. His was really hot and a bystander was yelling for them to bust down his door because the fire was in where he was…they didn’t react right away. Shouldn’t the main and first priority be to empty every apt first?!!
Glad to hear the firefighters were able to rescue the others.
So very sad. Jamestown lost a long time resident of the hood. There was a delay by firemen on scene trying to figure out where the fire was coming from (it’s a big building). I hope that lost time didn’t make a difference, but how will we ever know now?
The firefighters did everything thru could and in a timely manner, we can’t lay blame there …. what about the windows. ..oh there AREN’T any! 🙁
Isn’t THAT illegal? Isn’t that a breach of the for the building code for for safety by law? Am i mistaken?
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