Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fires on Selkirk Avenue and Kate Street

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fires on Selkirk Avenue and Kate Street


Released: 10:01 a.m.

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

Selkirk Avenue Fire

At 9:54 p.m. on June 4, 2021, the WFPS responded to reports of a fire in a two-storey house in the 800 block of Selkirk Avenue.

Upon arrival on scene, crews found smoke and flames coming from the house. An offensive attack was initiated and the fire was declared under control at 10:13 p.m.

Crews completed a search of the house and no occupants were found. One neighbouring residence was temporarily evacuated as a precaution. No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. Damage estimates are not available at this time.

Kate Street Fire

At 4:19 a.m. on June 5, 2021, WFPS responded to a monitored fire alarm for a two-storey, eight-suite apartment block in the 100 block of Kate Street.

When crews arrived at the address, they encountered smoke coming from the building and launched an offensive fire attack. The fire was declared under control at 4:53 a.m.

Most occupants of the structure safely self-evacuated. WFPS crews assisted one individual to safety. On-scene paramedics transported one patient to hospital in stable condition. One firefighter was injured in the line of duty and was also transported to hospital in stable condition.
Damage estimates are not currently available. Preliminary observations suggest the fire was accidental, caused by the careless disposal of smoking materials.

Every year the WFPS responds to fires caused by the improper disposal of smoking materials. Butts should always be extinguished in an ashtray or deep metal container. If smoking outdoors, butts should never be disposed of in planted pots or grass, or thrown from vehicle windows.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Bannatyne Avenue


Released: 4:44 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB – At 1:46 p.m. on June 5, 2021, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a vacant, two-and-a-half storey house in the 500 block of Bannatyne Avenue.

Upon arrival on scene, crews found smoke and flames coming from the house and launched an offensive attack. The fire was declared under control at 2:20 p.m.

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

The cause of the fire is under investigation. Damage estimates are not available at this time.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on St. Mary’s Road


Released: 8:46 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB – At 6:47 p.m. on June 5, 2021, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a kitchen fire in a single-family house in the 2900 block of St. Mary’s Road.

Upon arrival on scene, crews found smoke in the house and launched an offensive attack. The fire was declared under control at 7:14 p.m.

All occupants of the house safely self-evacuated. No injuries were reported.

The fire is believed to be accidental, caused when a combustible item near a heat source ignited. No damage estimates are currently available.

Residents are reminded of the following safety strategies to prevent kitchen fires: 

  • Anything that can catch fire — oven mitts, wooden utensils, food packaging, towels, or curtains — should always be kept away from all heat sources (oven, stovetops, appliances, etc).
  • Always stay in the kitchen while cooking.
  • Stove burners should always be turned off when leaving the kitchen, even for a short time.
  • Oil should 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.

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