Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to house fire on Sherburn Street
Released: 9:00 a.m.
Winnipeg, MB – At 9:17 p.m. on November 5, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a single-family bungalow in the 800 block of Sherburn Street. Once on scene, crews learned that one person may be trapped inside the home. An offensive attack was immediately launched, while crews simultaneously searched the structure.
One individual was located inside the home. Paramedics transported the patient to hospital in critical condition. No other injuries were reported.
The fire was declared under control at 9:48 p.m. The cause is currently under investigation. No damage estimates are available at this time.
Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Hendon Avenue
Released: 3:00 p.m.
Winnipeg, MB – At 9:45 a.m. on November 6, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to an automatic alarm at an eight-storey apartment tower in the 100 block of Hendon Avenue. Once on scene, crews determined there was a small fire in a stove on the fifth floor and it was very quickly extinguished. Fire damage was contained to the suite of origin.
Evacuation of the entire apartment complex was not necessary. Paramedics on scene transported one patient to hospital in unstable condition.
No damage estimates are available at this time. The cause of the fire is believed to be accidental due to unattended cooking. Residents are reminded of the following safety strategies:
- Always stay in the kitchen while cooking. Stove burners should always be turned off when leaving the kitchen, even for a short time.
- Anything that can catch fire — oven mitts, wooden utensils, food packaging, towels or curtains — should always be kept away from the stovetop.
- Oil should be always be heated slowly. If cooking oil catches fire and the fire is small and manageable, use a kitchen fire extinguisher or cover the pot with a metal lid. Never use water to put out an oil fire.
Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to barn fire on St. Mary’s Road
Released: 9:01 p.m.
Winnipeg, MB – At 4:06 p.m. on November 6, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of fire in a small barn-style shed located in the 3300 block of St. Mary’s Road.
Once on scene, crews found heavy smoke and flames coming from the structure. An attack was launched, with crews using water tankers to shuttle water as the barn is outside of the City of Winnipeg water district.
The fire was declared under control at 4:59 p.m. The structure suffered significant damages and is expected to be a complete loss.
No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation and no damage estimates are available at this time.