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Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Responds to Two Morning Fires


Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Responds to Two Morning Fires.
Two Winnipeg Fires This morning.

By: Staff Writer I Winnipeg Tribune


Winnipeg, January 18, 2024 - The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) were busy this morning responding to two separate structure fires that kept crews busy.


The first incident unfolded at 7:29 a.m. in the 700 block of Toronto Street, where reports of a fire in a vacant, single-family bungalow prompted an immediate response. Upon arrival at the scene, WFPS crews were met with a distressing sight: heavy black smoke billowing from the house.


Firefighters initiated a two-pronged approach. They began by cooling the blaze from the exterior, swiftly followed by entry to complete the extinguishment of the fire. Remarkably, their tireless efforts paid off, and the fire was officially declared under control at 8:14 a.m.


Ensuring that no one was trapped inside, crews conducted a thorough search of the structure. Fortunately, no occupants were discovered, and there were no reported injuries.


As of now, the cause of the fire remains under investigation. Regrettably, damage estimates are not available at this time.


Later in the morning, at 9:53 a.m., WFPS crews were called to the 400 block of Talbot Avenue, responding to reports of a fire in a three-storey apartment building. Upon arrival, they encountered a distressing scene – black smoke engulfing the building.


All occupants of the building were able to safely self-evacuate, and no injuries were reported.


Preliminary findings suggest that the fire was accidental, resulting from unattended cooking in the suite.


The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service continues to investigate both incidents.

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