A body has been recovered from the remains of a fire in Thompson after police say “brave and selfless community members” rushed towards the burning home within the first few minutes to help people in danger.
Thompson RCMP say that they responded to multiple reports early Friday on Centennial Drive East about a home that was burning in the community and that people might still be inside.
Officers assisted neighbours pull an 89-year-old woman to safety from a first-floor window, and a 61-year-old man was able to escape the home by jumping from a window.
A 21-year-old man who lived in the home was able to flee through the flames, and police say he remains in hospital in critical condition.
A 20-year-old woman remained unaccounted for, and police say a female's body whose identity has not yet been confirmed was found in the home on Saturday.
Four RCMP officers were treated for smoke inhalation sustained during their attempts to rescue the residents.