Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service update: Dawson Road Fire

September 19, 2018


Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Khalsa Street & Mountain Avenue fires

Released: 9:21 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB – At 1:36 a.m. on Wednesday, September 19, 2018, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to reports of smoke in the 100 block of Khalsa Street. Once on scene, it was quickly determined the source of the smoke was fire in a single-storey wood-framed home, with flames coming through the roof.

Crews initiated an offensive attack and through the use of the WFPS’s new unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV or drone), they were able to identify hot spots, bringing the fire under control quicker while using less water. The fire was declared under control at 2:26 a.m.

All occupants of the home had self-evacuated prior to crews’ arrival. Following assessment by WFPS paramedic crews, three family members – two children and one adult – were transported to hospital in stable condition for further assessment and evaluation.

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

At 7:35 a.m. on Wednesday, September 19, 2018, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to reports of fire in the 300 block of Mountain Avenue. Once on scene, crews launched an offensive attack to extinguish a fire in a three-storey apartment residence, containing damage to a single suite.  

All residents of the building had self-evacuated prior to crews’ arrival. No injuries were reported.

It is expected residents will be able to return later today, once WFPS crews complete the ventilation of the building, ensuring it is safe. Traffic on Mountain Avenue is expected to be impacted until this is completed.

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

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service update: Dawson Road Fire

Released: 2:00 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB – At 11:16 a.m. on Wednesday, September 19, 2018, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to a report of a fire at an industrial building in the 500 block of Dawson Road North. Upon arrival, crews found heavy smoke and a working fire. A second alarm was called, increasing the number of apparatus and WFPS crew members on the scene.

In total, approximately 20 WFPS apparatus assisted with the response to this fire. The attack took some time as the fire was in an area of the building difficult to reach. It was declared under control at 12:46 p.m.

All employees were safely evacuated from the building. No injuries were reported.

Traffic on Dawson Road and Marion Street should return to normal later this afternoon.

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