Fire at Historic Bleak House Building on Main St.


Winnipeg City Release


At 1:22 a.m. on Monday, May 18, 2020, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to an automatic alarm in a City of Winnipeg-owned house located at 1637 Main Street. Built in 1874, Bleak House is a designated historic building currently being used as the home of a non-profit agency.


When crews arrived on scene to the alarm, they encountered smoke and flames coming from the structure. An offensive attack was launched and the fire was declared under control at 1:56 a.m. Crews then worked to ventilate smoke from the structure.


A search of the building was completed and no occupants were found. No injuries were reported.


The cause of the fire is under investigation and no damage estimates are currently available.


At 3:10 a.m. WFPS crews responded to reports of a fire in a home under construction in the 100-block of Imperial Avenue. An offensive attack was launched and the fire was declared under control at 3:26 a.m.


There were no occupants in the home at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported.


This fire also remains under investigation.

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