A victim of an Abbotsford apartment fire received CPR. A woman was declared dead and several others were taken to a healthcare facility after an apartment fire in Abbotsford.
The fire crews were called out to the apartment building in the 2400-block of Countess Street. It was confirmed by the B.C. Coroners Service that it was in the early stages of an investigation involving the death of a woman in her 60s in Abbotsford.
Once the emergency and fire crews arrived, they found two units of the three-story structure engulfed in flames.
The police stated that several tenants had evacuated to exterior balconies and were unable to escape. The crews rescued them using ladders. After they were taken to a safe area, the firefighters entered the building. They found more people on the first and second floors.
After the fire was under control, secondary search crews found a woman in her 60s in her suite. The paramedics attempted to save the woman with CPR but she died.
Police stated that multiple family pets were removed from the building and returned to owners.
The fire damage to the third-floor units is extensive with additional smoke and water damage to multiple units on the first and second floors.
Saving a life
The timely delivery of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can save a life. It is recommended to enroll in a first aid course today.
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