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1 in critical condition after northeast Edmonton fire

Smoke billows from a house at 11844 79 St., which officials believe was vacant, on Jan. 9, 2024. (CTV News Edmonton / Dave Mitchell) Smoke billows from a house at 11844 79 St., which officials believe was vacant, on Jan. 9, 2024. (CTV News Edmonton / Dave Mitchell)
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One person was taken to hospital from a fire in northeast Edmonton on Tuesday.

Firefighters were called to 11844 79 St. – which Edmonton Fire Rescue Services believes was an empty house – around 11:25 a.m.

A total of six rigs plus a winter decon unit were assigned.

EFRS did not say how the person was injured. CTV News Edmonton saw emergency responders performing chest compressions on a patient who was loaded into an ambulance.

The adult was taken to hospital in critical, life-threatening condition, Alberta Health Services told CTV News Edmonton.

The fire was out at 2:48 p.m., EFRS said.

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