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Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Fight Seven Fires in One Night

WINNIPEG - Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to seven separate fires last night, all within an hour and a half of each other. The first call came in at 2:58 a.m. reporting a fire in the rear of the 500 block of Furby Street. Crews responded and extinguished a rubbish fire. Then at 3:08 a.m.,…

Evicted Woman Sets Apartment on Fire

WINNIPEG - A 30 year-old woman caused $50,000 in structural damage after she set fire to an apartment building that she had been recently evicted from. Emergency personnel responded to the fire just before 10:00 PM. on July 8 and evacuated the building. Fortunately, there were no injuries. Police found the suspect, 30 year-old Talia…

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Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Fight Seven Fires in One Night

WINNIPEG - Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to seven separate fires last night, all within an hour and a half of each other. The first call came in at 2:58 a.m. reporting a fire in the rear of the 500 block of Furby Street. Crews responded and extinguished a rubbish fire. Then at 3:08 a.m.,…

Evicted Woman Sets Apartment on Fire

WINNIPEG - A 30 year-old woman caused $50,000 in structural damage after she set fire to an apartment building that she had been recently evicted from. Emergency personnel responded to the fire just before 10:00 PM. on July 8 and evacuated the building. Fortunately, there were no injuries. Police found the suspect, 30 year-old Talia…

UPDATE - Super 8 Carbon Monoxide Leak Sends 46 Patients to Hospital

UPDATE - The City of Winnipeg has issued the following release regarding the carbon monoxide leak at the Super 8 on Portage Avenue. At 10:19 a.m. the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to an automatic alarm indicating carbon monoxide gas in a hotel in the 3700 block of Portage Avenue. Once on scene, crews detected…

Police Investigating Death of Man who Perished in Suspicious Fire

WINNIPEG - Police are investigating a suspicious death after a fire in a home on Manitoba Avenue took the life of a man in his 60's. Police and Fire Paramedic personnel responded to a fire on Manitoba Avenue on June 1 at about 10:50 PM. When they arrived, they encountered heavy flames and smoke inside…

WFPS Asks Residents to Help Reduce the Risk of Arson

WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) is taking steps to reduce the number of purposely set fires by reminding property owners to identify and reduce their potential fire hazards. In May 2018, there were 64 incendiary and suspicious fires in Winnipeg. If a property is found to have a fire risk, fire fighters…

Man High on Meth Sets Fire to Vehicle While Inside

WINNIPEG - A man high on Methamphetamine removed his clothes and set a vehicle on fire while he was inside. The 26 year-old man set fire to the car on College Avenue and refused to exit as several residents in the area urged him to get out. By the time police arrived, the front seat…

Fire Crews Respond to Three Winnipeg Fires

WINNIPEG -Fire crews were busy today fighting two house fires and a commercial fire starting just after 3:00 this morning. A commercial fire on Dawson Road was quickly extinguished in a shipping area at 3:24 this morning. No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is under investigation. Just an hour later, crews…

Fire in Taylor Ave Apartment

WINNIPEG - A fire in the 1300 block of Taylor Avenue has caused severe fire, smoke and water damage to a suite on the ninth floor as well as smoke and water damage to several other suites. Fire and Paramedic crews responded to the fire just after 7 this morning and was under control by…

Police Looking For Suspicious Man at Manitoba Avenue Fire

WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Police Major Crimes Unit are asking for public assistance regarding the fire that took place on Manitoba Avenue on January 4, 2019. The fire severely damaged three homes and the estimated cost is estimated at $580,000. Two families have been displaced as a result of the fire. Investigators are asking the…

1 Person Critically Injured in Ashburn Street House Fire

WINNIPEG - One person was critically injured in a house fire on Ashburn Street early this morning. Fire and Paramedics arrived on the scene of the fire at 2:15 am and launched an interior attack. They had the fire extinguished by 2:38 am. There were two people in the home. One was able to get…

Devastating Fire Damages 3 Homes on Manitoba Avenue

WINNIPEG - Three homes on Manitoba Avenue suffered significant damage after a devastating fire at 2:15 this morning. The fire started in one home but quickly spread to the homes on either side. Fire crews were able to extinguish the fire just after 3:30 am. One of the homes was under construction and collapsed due…

Malfunctioning Dryer Causes Fire on Vincent Street

WINNIPEG - Winnipeg Fire and Paramedics are reminding residents to make sure that their dryers are in good working order after responding to another fire caused by a malfunctioning dryer. On January 2 at 7:00 pm fire crews responded to a side-by-side multi-family residence on Vincent Street that had reports of smoke coming from the…

Fire Destroys Home in Oakbluff

OAKBLUFF - At 1:20 this morning (December 20th) Headingly RCMP responded to a house fire on Park Avenue in Oakbluff, Manitoba. The house was fully engulfed in flames when officers arrived and the RM of McDonald Fire Department was fighting the blaze. All occupants of the house made it out safely. RCMP continue to investigate.

UPDATE: Prince Edward Street Fire

Members of the Major Crime Unit now believe that the fire that took the life of two individuals and hospitalized two more was non-criminal in nature. The fire took place on October 26 on Prince Edward Street and was under investigation by the Major Crimes Unit. Tow individuals were discovered deceased inside the home and…

16-Year-Old Arsonist Arrested

WINNIPEG - Police arrest a 16-year-old for setting a number of fires Friday in the Point Douglas area. Police said the fires were set between 4:10 a.m. and 4:18 a.m. at the following locations: A fire to a mattress in the 100 block of Euclid Avenue. A fire to a second mattress in the 100…

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