Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Boyd Avenue Fire

Released: April 9, 2019 at 9:15 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB – At 6:53 a.m. on April 9, 2019, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to reports of a fire in a single family bungalow in the 400 block of Boyd Avenue. Once on scene, crews encountered heavy flames and smoke and launched an offensive attack.

Crews located two individuals in the residence. One was declared deceased on scene and the second was transported to hospital in critical condition. Two deceased cats were also located by crews.

At this time, it is not known if the home was equipped with working smoke alarms.

The fire was declared under control at 7:56 a.m. The home suffered significant fire, smoke and water damage.

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

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