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    Default Possible LODD's - Winnipeg, MB

    Only speculation at this time, CTV reporting 2 LODD's in a possible backdraft with another FF seriously hurt.

    http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNew...hub=TopStories
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    It's not good... http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2007/...-winnipeg.html

    My heart goes out to the families of our fallen brothers/sisters
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    Sorry to hear that....We lost a FF in a similar situation this past summer.

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    Just saw a quick report a news break

    My sincere condolences to the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Services and the families of the fallen. My thoughts and prayers are with those injured.
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    Thoughts and prayers go out to the lost firefighters' family, friends, and fellow brothers. A full and speedy recovery for those injured.

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    Rest In Peace Brothers !

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    A few more details ...

    Two Winnipeg firefighters die fighting housefire
    05/02/2007 1:00:37 AM
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    Two firefighters are dead after a major flash engulfed them in a burning Winnipeg home Sunday night.

    Two Winnipeg firefighters die fighting housefire

    The fire started out routine, but then spiralled out of control. Firefighters were still battling it at last report.

    Alex Forest, president of the United Fire Fighters of Winnipeg, said a flashover hit the men.

    He described the phenomenon as "a sudden, violent burst of flames at extreme temperatures that our protective equipment can't protect us from.

    "Our gear protects us to hundreds of degrees Celsius, so it was just unthinkable," Forrest said.

    He had the task of bringing the dead men's families in to see their bodies. Both men were senior captains with more than 30 years experience.

    At least three or four other firefighters were injured, one very seriously, he said. "It's a tremendous tragedy for Winnipeg."

    The blaze burned intensely, even in the -39-degrees-Celsius temperatures.

    Aerial television images showed the home lighting up the surrounding neighbourhood.

    About 15 to 20 surrounding homes were evacuated.

    Shaken area residents watched the scene unfold.

    "It's just been them trying to pull out firemen. One after another they were pulling them out into the ambulances," Mark Lemont told CTV Winnipeg.

    "They were just trying to get them out. everyone was yelling for medics. Trying to be as calm as it can be. but it looked pretty bad."

    One report indicated one stricken firefighter was convulsing.

    Neighbours say two teenagers were in the home. They were studying in the basement when the fire broke out, but got out safely.

    The parents are apparently away on a holiday.

    With a report from CTV Winnipeg's Stacey Ashley and files from The Canadian Press
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    rest in peace brothers.

    wow it seems like this years starting bad.

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    damnit...... rest in peace brothers
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    The house involved belonged to a local judge. He and his wife were away on holidays while his 20 year old daughter and 17 year old son were home when the fire broke out.

    In addition to previosly posted info, I was told that one the the injured FF's in hospital today has suffered burns to over 70% of his body.

    During the flashover, one the the FF's inside had his radio melt in its pocket, inside his jacket.

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    Rest in peace fellow Firefighters.

    I send my condolences to the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Services and their families during this tragic time.

    I pray for a speedy recovery for those firefighters who were injured during last nights blaze.

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    "You see things and you ask, 'Why'? I dream of things that never were and I say, 'Why not'?

    "I used to work in a fire hydrant factory. You couldn't park anywhere near the place."

    "When you are kind to someone in trouble, you hope they'll remember and be kind to someone else. And it'll become like a wildfire."

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    Like a punch in the stomach when I saw the news. My condolences to the families and friends and all with Winnipeg Fire.....RIP bro's........

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    The two fallen were captains each with 30 years in. A senior FF with 19 years in is in critical condition in hospital.

    Condolences to everyone in WFPS and everyone touched by this tragedy.

    CBCNW just covered the news conference.. I have some points to make about that, but I'll hold off until a more appropriate time.
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    My condolences and prayers to the firefighters, their families, and their brothers and sisters in Winnipeg.

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    February 5, 2007 -- It is with deepest regret and sorrow that the IAFF reports the line-of-duty deaths of two of our members from Winnipeg Local 867 in Manitoba. Both fire fighters died February 4 in a two-story house fire. The names of the two veteran fire fighters who died – along with four others who were injured – have not been released. According to Alex Forrest, president of Winnipeg Local 867, some members of their families have not yet been informed.

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    RIP Brothers, God Bless their families and those injured

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