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UPDATE: 34-year-old dies following Moose Jaw, Sask. townhouse fire

Moose Jaw firefighters were called to the 300 block of Ross Street West Monday morning, for a report of a fire.
Moose Jaw firefighters were called to the 300 block of Ross Street West Monday morning, for a report of a fire. Provided Photo / Discover Moose Jaw

Feb. 12 UPDATE: The Moose Jaw Police Service have confirmed that 34-year-old Benjamin Plant did not survive the Feb. 4 fire. He passed away on Feb. 5 after being taken to hospital in critical condition. Police do note consider the fire suspicious, and it is still under investigation.

A man was taken to hospital in critical condition caused by what firefighters believe to be smoke inhalation, after a townhouse caught fire Monday morning in Moose Jaw, Sask.

The Moose Jaw Fire Department said they received a call to the 300 block of Ross Street West shortly before 1 a.m. by the occupant of another unit, who said he smelled gas.

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Firefighters said the fire started in the kitchen and was contained before being put out quickly.

Residents of the building were evacuated, but were able to return home a short time later, according to firefighters.

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Firefighters said they are still investigating, but do not believe it was suspicious at this time.