Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fires on Sherbrook Street and Pritchard Avenue

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fires on Sherbrook Street and Pritchard Avenue

Released: 12:06 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB – At 7:18 a.m. on Saturday, July 25, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a two-storey home in the 300 block of Pritchard Avenue.

When crews arrived on scene, they encountered heavy flames smoke coming from the home. Crews launched an offensive attack, declaring the fire under control at 7:49 a.m.

Crews searched the house and confirmed there were no occupants inside. No injuries were reported.

At 9:06 a.m. crews returned to the building on Pritchard Avenue to extinguish a fire that had re-ignited. Crews declared this fire under control at 9:42 a.m.

At 9:58 a.m, the WFPS responded to reports of a fire in a vacant three-storey apartment building in the 600 block of Sherbrook Street.

When crews arrived on scene, they encountered smoke coming from the building. Crews launched an offensive attack, declaring the fire under control at 10:45 a.m. Crews searched the building to confirm there were no occupants inside. No injuries were reported. Crews took precautions to stay cool during the high heat conditions.

No damage estimates are available. Both fires are under investigation.