Police release name of house fire fatality

Cole Carruthers
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48-year-old Annilee J. Krogan was found unconscious in her home by members of the Moose Jaw Fire Department during a reported house fire Monday and was trasported to Union Hospital; where attempts to revive her were unsuccessful.

Moose Jaw Police Service have released the name of the deceased resident from Monday’s house fire at 275 River Street East.

48-year-old Annilee J. Krogan was found unconscious in her home by members of the Moose Jaw Fire Department after responding to the scene, with EMS and Moose Jaw Police Service shortly before 5 a.m.  

Krogan was removed from the residence and transported to Moose Jaw Union Hospital. Attempts to revive her were not successful.  

“Crews were able to enter and get in right away,” Montgomery said when asked how extensive the fire was upon arrival.

Police have sealed off the residence and continue to investigate the cause of the fire.

As a result of the initial investigation, the cause of the house fire does not appear to be suspicious.  

“It has been confirmed the origin of the fire did initially start in the basement,” Moose Jaw Fire Prevention Officer Mike Gorgichuk told the Times-Herlad.

“There were smoke alarms present on the main floor and basement, but as to whether they were in working order or not has yet to be determined,” Gorgichiuk said.

Emergency services received a call from a resident in the neighborhood, who reported smoke in the area. Fire crews arrived at 4:46 a.m. and found smoke billowing from Krogan’s residence.  

An autopsy is scheduled for today, with police and fire continuing to investigate.

Organizations: Moose Jaw Fire Department, EMS and Moose Jaw Police Service, Moose Jaw Union Hospital Times-Herlad

Geographic location: Moose Jaw

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