Off duty RCMP officer saves man from fire

December 6, 2019 11:25 am

An off-duty Manitoba RCMP officer pulled a man from a burning building Thursday.

On December 5, 2019, at approximately 4:00 pm, Cpl. Mike Martens, a RCMP officer with the Steinbach detachment, was off duty and driving in the RM of Hanover, when he noticed flames coming from a mobile home.

He immediately contacted 911, and drove to the home to help.

As he approached the mobile home, he noticed smoke billowing out of the window, and movement in the porch.

A male was sitting on the floor of the mobile home, leaning against the door.

Cpl. Martens went into the burning structure, and brought the male out of the home to safety just before it became fully engulfed in flames.

Fire and emergency personnel arrived on scene and the 40-year-old male was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. No one else was inside the residence.

The Office of the Fire Commissioner along with the RCMP continue to investigate.