(City of Winnipeg Release)
Single Family Home Fire on King Edward Street
At 2:36 p.m. on Sunday, April 5, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to a report of fire in a single family home in the 400 block of King Edward Street. Upon arrival on scene, crews encountered smoke in the house and launched an offensive attack. The fire was declared under control at 2:54 p.m. All occupants self-evacuated from the home, prompted by a working smoke alarm. No injuries were reported. Preliminary observations suggest the fire was accidental, due to combustibles being stored too close to the hot water tank. All residents are reminded to always keep combustibles away from heat sources.
Two-and-a-Half Storey House on Helmsdale
At 8:27 p.m. on Sunday, April 5, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to a report of fire in a two-and-a-half storey house under renovations in the 100 block of Helmsdale Avenue. Upon arrival on scene, crews encountered heavy smoke coming from an exterior wall. In order to extinguish the fire, crews gained access from the interior of the home and from the gable end of the house. All occupants self-evacuated from the home prior to the arrival of crews. No injuries were reported. At 9:03 p.m. WFPS crews responded to reports of a fire in a one-and-a-half storey, single-family home in the 800 block of Ashburn Street. When crews arrived, they found smoke and flames coming from the exterior of the home. An offensive attack was launched but due to deteriorating conditions, crews were forced to exit the house and transition to a defensive attack. This incident is ongoing at this time. Crews are expected to be on scene into the night. All occupants of the home self-evacuated prior to the arrival of crews. Two neighbouring homes were evacuated as a precaution. Winnipeg Transit buses were deployed to the scene to provide shelter for the evacuees. No injuries have been reported at this time. The causes of both fires will be under investigation. No damage estimates are available to this time.
House Fire on Carlton Street
At 10:25 p.m. on Sunday, April 5, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to a report of fire in a 10-storey apartment block in the first block of Carlton Street. A second alarm was called, increasing the number of apparatus and WFPS crew members on the scene, due to the potential for a high number of occupants in the building. Upon arrival on scene, crews encountered smoke in the building and launched an offensive attack. The fire was declared under control at 11:07 p.m. Damage was contained to the suite where the fire originated. Occupants were not required to evacuate the building. Crews canvassed all floors to confirm their safety. One individual was assessed on scene by paramedics and transported to hospital in stable condition. No other injuries were reported. The cause of the fire will be under investigation. No damage estimates are available at this time.