Loon Lake RCMP detachment members had to rescue two people from a house fire when they responded to a complaint of a potential assault.
The call came from a residence on the Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation on Wednesday, March 1 around 6:20 p.m.
RCMP members helped a man and a woman out of the fire and searched for other possible victims.
But police learned the man had re-entered the home.
According to an RCMP report, the house was engulfed in flames and inaccessible, however one member boosted the other up to the main-floor, bedroom window and they were able to pull the man back to safety.
St. Walburg EMS attended the scene and he was transported to the Meadow Lake Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The responding members were not injured during this event, but did suffer some minor smoke inhalation.
“Our members never know what they might encounter in the course of responding to a call. In this case, they put their own personal safety at risk to help others,” said North District Commander, Supt. Larry Wilson.
Both the cause of the fire and the original call for service are still under investigation.