Tuesday , 13 April 2021

Cold Lake man succumbs to injuries sustained at fire at Kokum’s House

Local authorities have said that a 50-year-old male from Cold Lake has succumbed to his injuries following a fire at Kokum’s House on the southside of the city on Saturday.

Cold Lake RCMP, Fire and Emergency Services responded to a building structure fire at the men’s shelter in Cold Lake South on Saturday evening.

The building suffered extensive interior damage and several persons were treated on-scene for smoke inhalation and other related injuries.

A 50-year-old male from Cold Lake was transported via STARS to an Edmonton hospital in critical condition and has succumbed to his injuries while in care.

Cold Lake General Investigative Section and the RCMP Forensic Identification Services continue to investigate.

Cold Lake RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance for any information in relation to this incident. Please contact Cold Lake RCMP at 780-594-3302 or your local police.

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connected Media Inc. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.