RCMP members in Deschambault Lake are being credited with a quick-thinking rescue after a housing unit became filled with thick smoke.
On June 7, police spotted smoke coming from a multiple housing unit in the community. Three children came from the house, telling officers that a pot left on a stove had caused the thick smoke and people were still inside.
According to a news release by Saskatchewan RCMP, two officers entered the main floor of the building, helping three adults out of the house before heading upstairs to clear out the remaining rooms. By that time, the smoke had reached the upstairs apartments. All residents in the building at the time were evacuated.
After everyone was removed, an officer re-entered the building after donning a mask and grabbing a fire extinguisher. The officer found no one left inside and determined there was no fire inside the building, only thick smoke.
Three people, including the two officers, required medical assistance following the incident. The three were each treated and released.