Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fires on Albina Way and Magnus Avenue
Released: 11:56 a.m.
Winnipeg, MB – The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to two fires overnight, and a third fire from a previously extinguished fire this morning.
Albina Way Fires
At 11:40 p.m. on Thursday, June 30, 2022, WFPS responded to reports of a fire in the two-storey unit of a one-storey-two-storey duplex in the 100 block of Albina Way.
When crews arrived on-scene, they encountered fire and smoke coming from the building. They launched an offensive attack, declaring the fire under control at 12:33 a.m.
Two occupants and one dog self-evacuated prior to crew arrival. No injuries were reported.
At 8:57 a.m. on Friday, July 1, 2022, WFPS responded to reports of a fire in the same unit.
Upon arrival, crews found the structure heavily involved in fire. They deployed exterior lines to prevent fire spread and conducted an interior offensive attack. The fire was declared under control at 9:56 a.m.
The two-storey unit was unoccupied at the time of the second fire. Occupants of the neighbouring unit self-evacuated. No injuries were reported.
As a result of both fires, the two-storey unit is expected to be a total loss. The single-storey unit suffered smoke and water damage.
The cause of both fires is under investigation. No damage estimates are available at this time.
Magnus Avenue Fire
At 5:37 a.m. on Friday, July 1, 2022, WFPS responded to reports of a garage fire in the 400 block of Magnus Avenue.
Once on-scene, crews encountered the detached garage of a vacant house on fire that extended to a second detached garage.
Crews launched an offensive attack, declaring the fires under control at 6:11 a.m.
No injuries were reported.
Occupants of a neighbouring home were evacuated as a precaution.
Both garages sustained heavy fire damage, with minimal exposure damage to nearby residential structures. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Maryland Street
Released: 8:24 p.m.
Winnipeg, MB – At 2:58 p.m. on Friday, July 1, 2022, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire at a two-and-a-half-storey house in the 500 block of Maryland Street.
When crews arrived on-scene, they found smoke coming from the balcony on the exterior of the house. An attack was launched and the fire was declared under control at 3:11 p.m.
All occupants of the house safely self-evacuated prior to the arrival of crews. No injuries were reported.
Preliminary observations suggest the fire was caused by the improper disposal of a cigarette butt. Residents are reminded of the following safety tips:
- Smoking material should always be extinguished in a proper ashtray or deep metal container.
- Cigarette butts should never be thrown from balconies, car windows, or disposed of near any vegetation such as grass, leaves or brush.
- Never use a plant pot as an ashtray. Potting soil is a mix of dirt and a number of combustible organic materials such as peat moss, shredded wood and minerals which are combustible. When a butt is put into a planter, it can smolder for several hours. Once the container heats up, it can crack, giving the smoldering material oxygen and the opportunity to spread to other combustibles such as decks, balconies, walls, etc.
No damage estimates are available at this time.
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