Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fires on Hampton Street and College Avenue

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fires on Milton Street and McDermot Avenue


Released: 10:15 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB – The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to two fires in the city.

Milton Street Fire

At 9:47 p.m. on Friday, February 12, 2021, the WFPS responded to reports of fire in a house under construction in the 200 block of Milton Street.

When crews arrived on scene, they encountered the house completely engulfed in flames. The fire extended to the two neighbouring houses – one occupied and one under construction. Crews launched a defensive attack and the fire was declared under control at 10:45 p.m.

Occupants of the home safely self-evacuated prior to the arrival of crews. No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. There are no damage estimates available at this time, but the two houses under construction are considered complete losses. They were both in the wood-framing stage of construction. The occupied home suffered moderate smoke and fire damage.

Drivers in the area should use caution as the water used to fight the fire covered the road and has now frozen. City crews will be monitoring the area and applying sand and de-icing agents as required.

McDermot Avenue Fire

At 7:42 a.m. on Saturday, February 13, 2021, the WFPS responded to reports of fire in a two-storey, multi-family house in the 800 block of McDermot Avenue.

Upon arrival on scene, crews found smoke coming from the structure. An offensive attack was launched and the fire was contained to the suite of origin. It was declared under control at 8:10 a.m.

All occupants of the house self-evacuated prior to crews arriving. On-scene paramedics transported one individual to hospital in stable condition.

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

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fires on Hampton Street and College Avenue


Released: 9:46 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB – The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to two structure fires this evening.

Hampton Street Fire

At 6:41 p.m. on Saturday, February 13, 2021, the WFPS responded to reports of a fire in a two-storey, single family house in the 200 block of Hampton Street.

Upon arrival on scene, crews found heavy smoke and flames coming from the house. An offensive attack was initially launched, but crews were forced to exit the structure and transition to a defensive attack due to worsening conditions. Once conditions improved, they were able to once again enter the structure, declaring the fire under control at 8:06 p.m. 

All occupants of the house self-evacuated prior to crews arriving. No injuries were reported.

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

College Avenue Fire

At 6:55 p.m. on February 13, 2021, the WFPS responded to reports of a fire in a three-storey, multi-family home in the 300 block of College Avenue.

When they arrived at the scene, crews encountered smoke inside the building. An offensive attack was launched and the fire was declared under control at 8:06 p.m.

Most occupants of the structure safely self-evacuated prior to the arrival of crews. Firefighters assisted one individual out of the structure. No injuries were reported.

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

Drivers should use caution near both fire scenes, as water used to fight the fires has covered the roads and is now frozen. City crews will be monitoring the areas and applying sand and de-icing agents as required.

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