A local man is safe after an off duty Steinbach RCMP officer pulled him to safety from a recent mobile home fire on Clearsprings Road.

On December 5, 2019, at approximately 4pm, Cpl. Mike Martens, an officer with the Steinbach RCMP detachment, was off duty and driving in the RM of Hanover, when he noticed flames coming from a mobile home. Martens immediately contacted 911, and drove to the home to help.

As Cpl. Mike Martens approached the mobile home on Clearsprings Road, 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.

RCMP report that 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 had been inside the residence at the time of the incident.

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