UPDATE: Harbour Grace fire victim passes away

Published on August 15, 2014
A fire on Mount Pleasant Road in Harbour Grace sent one man to hospital with serious injuries.
Photo by Melissa Jenkins/The Compass

A man from Harbour Grace succomb to his injuries after a fire at his home on Thursday, Aug. 14.

The 88-year-old, who lived on Mount Pleasant Road, was found in the home by the town's volunteer firefighters, and was immediately transported to Carbonear General Hospital. He passed away last night.

The fire broke out around 1 p.m. Thursday, when the man was alone in the home.

The man's name will not be released, out of respect for the family.

Fire investigators are expected on scene today.

 

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EARLIER STORY:

A home on Mount Pleasant Road in Harbour Grace was hit by a fire around 1 p.m. this afternoon, leaving one man in serious condition.

One firefighter told The Compass the call came in at 1:01 p.m., and they immediately headed to the residence.

Firefighters were already on scene when RCMP arrived.

When the group entered the home, the 88-year-old male resident was found inside with serious injuries. The man was alone in the home.

After being removed from the home by the volunteer firefighters, he was immediately taken by ambulance to Carbonear General Hospital.

The point of origin of the fire was an upstairs bedroom.

Sgt. Greg Hicks with the Trinity Conception RCMP said the cause of the fire is under investigation.

A guard is positioned outside the residence overnight.

A fire investigator and an investigator from the officer of the fire commissioner are expected to be at the scene tomorrow.