Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Osborne Street

Released: October 19, 2022 at 8:20 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB – At 10:12 p.m. on Tuesday, October 18, 2022, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire behind a house in the 400 block of Osborne Street.

When crews arrived on scene they found that the fire had spread to the two-storey house on the property. They launched an offensive attack, entering the house to apply water to the fire. The fire was declared under control at 10:40 p.m.

Occupants of the house safely self-evacuated prior to the arrival of crews. No injuries were reported. The City’s Emergency Social Services were called to assist three displaced residents in finding temporary accommodations.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. Damage estimates are not available at this time.

Residents are reminded of the following tips to reduce the risk of fire on their property:

  • Put garbage and recycling carts, as well as yard waste out only on the designated collection day.
  • Store flammable material safely
  • Keep shrubs and trees near buildings trimmed and watered and ensure they are regularly cleared of dead plant matter
  • Do not extinguish cigars or cigarettes in potted plants. Potting soil and peat moss can be combustible
  • Keep doors and windows secured. Don't use double-keyed locks or bars on bedroom windows that could trap a person inside during a fire
  • Use motion-activated lights to brighten the outside of your home or garage

Residents should have working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms on each floor of their home. Families should have a home escape plan, and practice it with their children in the event a fire occurs in their home.

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