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October 21, 2019


Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to a fire on Charles Street

Released: 9:00 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB – At 10:42 p.m. on October 20, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of a fire in a vacant one-storey commercial / industrial building in the 0-100 block of Charles Street. Upon arrival on scene, crews encountered smoke coming from the structure and launched an offensive attack. The fire was declared under control at 11:45 p.m.

Crews completed a search of the structure and no occupants were found. No injuries were reported.

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

Arlington Bridge to temporarily close for inspection and maintenance beginning October 23

Released: 3:15 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB – The northbound and southbound directions of travel on the Arlington Bridge between Dufferin Avenue and Logan Avenue will be temporarily closed from 6 a.m. on Wednesday, October 23 until 6 a.m. on Monday, November 4 for a structure inspection and maintenance repairs.

Pedestrian access will be maintained on the east sidewalk.

Motorists should allow for additional travel time, and use alternate routes such as the McPhillips Street Underpass or Slaw Rebchuk Bridge to reach their destinations.

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

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October 21, 2019