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Winnipeg Fire and Paramedic Service Responds to Long-Term Care Facility Fire

Winnipeg, October 19, 2023 - At 1:36 p.m. on Wednesday, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire at a long-term care facility located on Poseidon Bay in the city.

Upon arrival at the scene, WFPS crews discovered the presence of smoke within the facility. It was determined that the fire, which originated in the boiler room, had been successfully extinguished by the facility's staff prior to their arrival. The WFPS teams promptly took control of the situation, extinguishing any remaining hotspots and ventilating the building to clear out the smoke.

All residents and staff members present at the facility were able to safely shelter in place during the incident. Thankfully, no injuries were reported among the occupants or the responding emergency crews.

Preliminary investigations into the incident indicate that the fire was accidental in nature, resulting from a failure within the facility's boiler system.


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