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October 1, 2019

 

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Responds to House Fire on Ross Avenue

Released: 9:00 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB – At 1:47 a.m. on October 1, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of a fire in a two-and-a-half storey house in the 500 block of Ross Avenue. Upon arrival on scene, crews encountered heavy smoke coming from the house.

Crews initially launched an interior offensive attack but deteriorating conditions forced them to exit the structure. They transitioned to a defensive attack until it was safe to once again enter the house and fight the fire offensively. The fire was declared under control at 4:43 a.m. The house suffered significant damage.

Crews conducted a search of the house and no occupants were found. No injuries were reported. A neighbouring home was evacuated as a precaution. Those occupants are expected to be able to return to their home once crews clear the scene.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. No damage estimates are available at this time.

Ross Avenue was closed to traffic between Isabel Street and Sherbrook Street but has since reopened.

 

Northbound and southbound Kenaston Boulevard between Lowson Crescent and Rothwell Road closed October 4 to 6

Released: 2:45 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB – Kenaston Boulevard between Lowson Crescent and Rothwell Road will be completely closed to northbound and southbound traffic starting at 7 p.m. on Friday, October 4 for a railway crossing reconstruction. Kenaston Boulevard will reopen at 11 p.m. on Sunday, October 6.

Motorists should allow additional travel time to get to their destinations, and use alternate routes such as Waverley Street or Pembina Highway.

For Transit re-route and schedule information, follow @transitalerts or contact 311.

For regular updates on City of Winnipeg lane closures and to view lane closures on an interactive map, please visit City of Winnipeg - Regional Lane Closures.

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Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Responds to House Fire on Agnes Street

Released: 8:39 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB – At 4:05 p.m. on October 1, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a one-and-a-half storey home in the 600 block of Agnes Street. Upon arrival on scene, crews encountered smoke and flames coming from the house.

Crews launched an interior offensive attack and the fire was declared under control at 4:37 p.m.

Three occupants self-evacuated and were assessed by paramedics. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation. No damage estimates are available at this time.

The 600 block of Agnes Street was closed to traffic while crews completed their work on scene.

October 3, 2019