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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…

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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…

2 APARTMENT FIRES

WINNIPEG - Firefighters were called to two different apartment buildings last night. The first call came in around seven o'clock to the 300 block of Cumberland Avenue where clothes in a dryer caught on fire. Before that situation was wrapped up, crews headed for the 200 block of Goulet Street. The fire there was caused…

4 HOUSE FIRES

WINNIPEG - Crews have been busy battling four house fires since late last night. The first happened just before 11:30 last night in the 600 block of Agnes Street. It was followed by blazes on Alfred Avenue, Disraeli Street and Harbison Avenue. No one was hurt and there are no damage estimates yet but we…

NEW EQUIPMENT USED ON GRASS FIRE

WINNIPEG - Firefighters battled a grass fire last night near Fermor Avenue and Plessis Road. Grass littered with railway debris burned for a couple hours. New wildland fire apparatus was used to bring the flames under control and protect nearby businesses and structures. No one was hurt. It's believed the blaze was started by a…

2 EARLY MORNING FIRES

WINNIPEG - A busy early morning began for firefighters on Provencher Boulevard just after 2:30 when they were called to a commercial building in the 100 block. No one was hurt but it looks like the cause was an electrical malfunction. No damage estimate yet. Then, shortly after that blaze was under control, just before…

WAREHOUSE FIRE

WINNIPEG - No one was injured in an early morning warehouse fire on Charles Street near Sutherland Avenue. The blaze was spotted by Air 1, the city police helicopter. When crews arrived, the flames were too advanced to allow firefighters into the building so it became a defensive attack with aerial ladders. The chopper and…

SARGENT APARTMENT FIRE

Two people were taken to hospital early this morning after a four storey apartment block caught fire in the first block of Sargent Avenue. One was is critical condition, the other was stable. Ladder crews also rescued another person from a third floor window. Two Winnipeg Transit buses were brought in to shelter residents who…

Fire on Sutherland Avenue

WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to a fire in a multi-family residence on Sutherland Avenue. When crews arrived around 4:28 p.m. on Sunday they encountered smoke coming from the building. Crews launched an offensive attack, declaring the fire under control at 4:44 p.m. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire…

Fire Crews Battle Motel Fire on Pembina Highway

WINNIPEG - Fire crews are on scene at a motel fire in the 1800 block of Pembina Highway that started around 6:00 this morning. Some occupants of the motel self-evacuated and the remaining individuals were evacuated by WFPS crews. No injuries were reported. Crews located and brought one cat to safety. A second cat remains…

Two-Story House Fire on Pritchard Avenue in Winnipeg

WINNIPEG - WInnipeg Firefighters battle a blaze at a two-story home on Pritchard Avenue . Officials said that just after 11:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to a fire in a two-storey home in the 300 block of Pritchard Avenue. When crews arrived smoke and flames were coming from the home. All…

No Injuries in Charleswood Fire

WINNIPEG – Winnipeg Firefighters responded quickly to limit damage to a two-storey fourplex in the City. Saturday around 2:45 p.m., the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to the two-storey fourplex Westgrove Way. Crews found smoke coming from one of the units and had the fire under control within an hour. All residents of the complex…

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