Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to a fire on Magnus Avenue

Released: December 25, 2020 at 11:13 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB – At 10:29 p.m. on Thursday, December 24, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a two-storey apartment building in the 1600 block of Magnus Avenue.

When crews arrived on scene, they encountered flames and smoke coming from the home. Crews searched the building and rescued one person. All other occupants safely self-evacuated before crews arrived.

Crews launched an offensive attack, declaring the fire under control at 11:36 p.m.

Paramedics assessed five people on scene. One patient was transported to hospital in critical condition, and four patients were transported in stable condition.

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

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