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Winnipeg Firefighter Hurt In Main Street Blaze

WINNIPEG - A firefighter was injured while battling a blaze on Main Street on Sunday morning. Paramedics treated him on the scene and then sent him to hospital in stable condition. Crews were called to a commercial building in the 800 block of Main just before 8 a.m. A number of people were evacuated from…

11-Year-Old Saves Winnipeg Family in Fire

WINNIPEG - A Winnipeg couple is thankful to be alive and is calling their 11-year-old boy a hero after he alerted them to a fire that destroyed their home. Grayson Hunt, who is on the autism spectrum, tends to wake up early — between 5:30 and 6:30 — but one morning routine was especially unusual.…

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Winnipeg Firefighter Hurt In Main Street Blaze

WINNIPEG - A firefighter was injured while battling a blaze on Main Street on Sunday morning. Paramedics treated him on the scene and then sent him to hospital in stable condition. Crews were called to a commercial building in the 800 block of Main just before 8 a.m. A number of people were evacuated from…

11-Year-Old Saves Winnipeg Family in Fire

WINNIPEG - A Winnipeg couple is thankful to be alive and is calling their 11-year-old boy a hero after he alerted them to a fire that destroyed their home. Grayson Hunt, who is on the autism spectrum, tends to wake up early — between 5:30 and 6:30 — but one morning routine was especially unusual.…

Winnipeggers Twice Flee Fire, Gas Leak

WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service says residents on Salter St. had to be evacuated twice yesterday after a fire destroyed a home and a contractor hired to demolish it ruptured its gas line. The one-and-a-half-storey building between Redwood and Manitoba Avenues caught fire Sunday morning, and firefighters encountered thick flames and smoke. Crews…

Deadly Winnipeg Fire

WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service says crews found the body of one person following a recent morning blaze in the Spence neighbourhood. Firefighters responded to a home on Young St. between Ellice and Sargent Avenues and encountered smoke pouring out of the bungalow. One resident had managed to escape the fire, and crews…

3 Sunday Fires In Winnipeg

WINNIPEG - Fire crews had a busy Sunday, as they battled three different blazes in 10 hours across Winnipeg. Just after midnight, a vacant home on Arlington Avenue caught fire. The same house was also the scene of a fire about a year ago. Then at about 2:30 yesterday morning, a three storey apartment building…

Weekend Fire Rescue In Winnipeg

WINNIPEG - A Sunday afternoon house fire on Alexander Avenue could have turned out much worse. One person was able to escape on their own but a second individual on the second floor was trapped by the flames. Neighbours grabbed a ladder and rescued them. Both were checked at the scene by paramedics and taken…

Winnipeg Fire Totals House, Neighbours Evacuated

WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service is having a busy week after yet another dangerous fire caused serious damage. Shortly after midnight on Thursday, crews responded to a call about a fire at a two-storey house in the 400 block of Elgin Avenue. When personnel arrived at the scene, they encountered heavy flames and…

Winnipeg Fire Closed Main Street

WINNIPEG - An early morning fire forced the closure of Main Street. Traffic in both directions was shut down at Jarvis for a time. Crews were called to a large industrial building at Main and Jarvis at about 12:30. Three other buildings suffered damage. There were no injuries, and it's too soon for a possible…

Downtown Winnipeg Hotel Fire

WINNIPEG - The cause of an overnight fire at a downtown hotel is under investigation. The Marlborough Hotel was evacuated early this morning, as the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to an automatic alarm The hotel's sprinkler system was able to extinguish the blaze on the seventh floor. Fire crews dealt with hotspots when they…

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…

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