Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to three structure fires

Released:

January 22, 2023 9:46 am

Winnipeg, MB – The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) has responded to three structure fires since last night.

Stella Avenue

At 8:56 p.m. on Saturday, January 21, 2023, WFPS responded to reports of a fire in vacant two-and-a-half-storey home in the 400 block of Stella Avenue.

At the scene, crews saw flames and smoke coming from the building. Firefighters attacked the fire from outside the building because conditions were unsafe for entry. The fire was under control at 10:13 p.m. No injuries were reported.

The building is considered a complete loss. As the structural integrity of the building is compromised, WFPS is making arrangements to demolish the building. WFPS will remain on the scene to extinguish hotspots until demolition is complete. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Grove Street

At 1:53 a.m. on Sunday, January 22, 2023, WFPS responded to reports of a fire in a vacant two-storey house in the 100 block of Grove Street.

At the scene, crews saw heavy flames and smoke coming from the building. Firefighters attacked the fire from inside, declaring the fire under control at 2:24 a.m. Firefighters searched the building to ensure no one was inside. No injuries were reported.

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

Victor Street

At 7:46 a.m. on Sunday, January 22, 2023, WFPS responded to reports of a fire in a one-and-a-half storey home in the 400 block of Victor Street.

At the scene, crews saw heavy black smoke coming from the home. Firefighters attacked the fire from inside the house, declaring the fire under control at 8:06 a.m.

Firefighters searched the building to ensure no one was inside. No injuries were reported.

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

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