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Alberta | Man overcome by smoke as fire destroys home in Red Deer

Mustang Acres | 30 April 2012

A Red Deer resident’s home was destroyed after a fire Sunday evening.

Just after 7 p.m., Red Deer Emergency Services Dispatch Center received a 911 call reporting a mobile home on fire. When crews first arrived there was heavy smoke and flames coming from the roof and rear of the trailer. The fire was put out shortly after Emergency Services arrived, but the home sustained severe smoke and fire damage.

A neighbor heard a smoke alarm sounding and saw smoke billowing out the rear bedroom window of the mobile home. The resident, in his sixties, was treated by FireMedics at the scene and transported to Red Deer Regional Hospital with smoke inhalation and was later released. Both occupants of the home are now being assisted by Red Cross.

The cause of the fire is under investigation and is believed to have started at the rear of the home.