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Stubborn Centreport Fire

WINNIPEG - Firefighters continue to deal with a difficult fire a whole week after it started. The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service says it's been on scene at the brush and grass blaze a number of times to deal with flareups. The WFPS, Fire Commissioner and land owners have decided on a long-term mitigation strategy so…

CentrePort Grass Fire

WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service says crews fought a wildfire near CentrePort for nearly four hours Monday night as it grew to the size of three football fields. The city says firefighters responded to a report of grass and brush burning near the corner of CentrePort Canada Way and Sturgeon Rd around 8:15…

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Stubborn Centreport Fire

WINNIPEG - Firefighters continue to deal with a difficult fire a whole week after it started. The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service says it's been on scene at the brush and grass blaze a number of times to deal with flareups. The WFPS, Fire Commissioner and land owners have decided on a long-term mitigation strategy so…

CentrePort Grass Fire

WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service says crews fought a wildfire near CentrePort for nearly four hours Monday night as it grew to the size of three football fields. The city says firefighters responded to a report of grass and brush burning near the corner of CentrePort Canada Way and Sturgeon Rd around 8:15…

2 Fires, Minutes Apart

WINNIPEG - Firefighters were busy Friday evening with two blazes in the North End. Just after 5 o'clock, crews were called to a two storey house on Selkirk near McGregor. The flames were brought under control quickly and no one was hurt. Then, just after 5:30, the call came in for a commercial building on…

Fire Destroys Ellice Store

WINNIPEG - Fire has destroyed the Discount Everything store in the 700 block of Ellice Avenue. Crews got the call at about 6:30 on Sunday morning. No one was hurt but the building is a total loss, with about $400,000 in damage. The cause is under investigation.

2 Careless Cooking Fires

WINNIPEG - There were two apartment fires in Winnipeg last night, both of them caused by careless cooking. The first happened around 8 p.m. in the 500 block of Maryland, while the other was about an hour later in the 1800 block of Pembina. There was significant damage but no one was hurt. The fire…

Langside Fire

WINNIPEG - One person was rescued from a burning building and taken to hospital in stable condition. It happened on Sunday afternoon at a multi-unit residence in the 100 block of Langside Street. Fire crews battled the blaze for hours Neighbouring homes had to be evacuated as a precaution. There's no damage estimate yet and…

2 Early Morning Fires

WINNIPEG - Two early morning fires are under investigation. The first, in a commercial building in the 1500 block of Regent Avenue West, came in about 2 a.m. Then, just as crews were finishing up there, firefighters were called to a home in the 400 block of Dumoulin Street. No damage estimates yet and no…

Fire On Simcoe, Again

WINNIPEG - Fire crews have been called to a vacant house fire on Simcoe Street for the second time in less than a week. This time, it was a two and a half storey home and once again, the flames were put out quickly. No one was hurt and the cause is under investigation.

Fire Sends 5 to Hospital

WINNIPEG - Five people were taken to hospital after a Christmas Eve fire. Flames broke out in a two story home in the 1600 block of Magnus Avenue around 10:30 on Thursday night. Crews needed about an hour to bring the blaze under control. Four people got out safely on their own but one had…

2 Big Fires To Start Xmas Week

WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service had a busy start to their week fighting two major fires, one of which impacted nine people. Crews responded to an early-morning report of a fire at a two-storey home on Redwood Ave between Salter and Andrews Streets. When they arrived, heavy smoke and flames appeared to have…

Chronic House Fires

WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service has been very busy over the last several hours responding to two North End house fires. An empty two-storey house went up in flames this morning just before 2 - and this one had sustained fire damage before, just last month. Police officers in the area spotted the…

Walmart Fires

WINNIPEG - Police are reporting fires at Winnipeg Walmart stores last night. All three were deliberately set inside the Walmarts on Empress, Regent and McPhillips. The Major Crimes Unit is investigating. There's been speculation on social media that the fires might be connected to the company's recent policy requiring customers to wear face masks but…

2 Early Morning Fires

WINNIPEG - The WFPS responded to two fire early this morning. Both were called in about one o'clock. Damage to a vacant home in the 400 block of Elgin in extensive. The house was the scene of a previous fire about a month ago. A neighboring home was evacuated but no one was hurt. The…

7 Fires In 4 Days

WINNIPEG - Two fires early this morning makes it seven fires in just four days, according to the United Firefighters of Winnipeg. Crews were called to a vacant house in the 200 block of Pritchard Avenue about two o'clock this morning. No one was hurt. No damage estimate yet. The cause is under investigation. Then,…

Firefighter Hurt In Blaze

WINNIPEG - A firefighter has been hurt battling a blaze in Point Douglas. The firefighter suffered minor burns fighting the fire on Austin Street early this morning. A resident of the home also went to hospital. When crews arrived around two o'clock, the three story structure was fully involved with a person trapped on the…

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