Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Mapleton Drive

September 23, 2019


Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Powers Street

Released: 9:45 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB – At 1:30 a.m. on September 23, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of a fire in a two-storey, multi-family home in the 200 block of Powers Street. Upon arrival on scene, crews encountered a well-involved fire with significant flames and smoke coming from the home. Crews launched a defensive attack but once flames were knocked down were able to transition to an offensive attack, fighting the remaining fire from the inside of the home. The fire was declared under control at 2:09 a.m.

All occupants of the house safely self-evacuated prior to crew arrival.

During the response, an activated power line fell on a responding fire engine. Manitoba Hydro responded and safely removed the power line. One firefighter was struck by the power line but was not injured. One other firefighter was assessed on scene after falling ill but was not transported to hospital. No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. There are no damage estimates at this time.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Responds to Fire on William Avenue

Released: 4:00 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB – At 12:44 p.m. on September 23, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a vacant two-storey house in the 500 block of William Avenue. A WFPS member was passing by when he saw smoke and called 911.

Upon arrival on scene, crews encountered smoke coming from the house. Crews launched an offensive attack and the fire was declared under control at 1:45 p.m.

Crews completed a search of the structure and no occupants were found. No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. No damage estimates are available at this time.

William Avenue will remain closed between Isabel Street and Kate Street while crews complete their work on scene.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Mapleton Drive

Released: 10:38 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB – At 9:15 p.m. the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of a fire in a single family bi-level home in the 100 block of Mapleton Drive. Upon arrival crews encountered heavy fire conditions and initiated an offensive attack. The fire was declared under control at 9:34 p.m. The home suffered significant damage.

One occupant who was in the home at the time of the fire self-evacuated prior to the arrival of crews. No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. No damage estimates are available at this time.