Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: St. Claire Boulevard Fire

April 14, 2019


Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: St. Claire Boulevard Fire

Released: 10:00 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB – At 7:38 a.m. on April 14, 2019, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service crews responded to reports of a vehicle fire which was threatening a single-family bungalow in the 100 block of St. Claire Boulevard. Once on scene, crews found heavy flames which had extended to the home. An offensive attack was initially launched; however, deteriorating conditions required crews exit the home and adopt a defensive attack. Once conditions improved, they were able to move back to an offensive attack, to finish putting out hot spots. The fire was declared under control at 8:54 a.m. The structure suffered significant fire, smoke and water damage.

The occupants of the home self-evacuated prior to the arrival of crews. No injuries were reported.

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

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Redwood Avenue Fire

Released: 9:05 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB – At 5:30 p.m. on April 14, 2019, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service crews responded to reports of a fire in a vacant one and a half storey house in the 400 block of Redwood Avenue. This was the same address where crews battled a fire yesterday. Once on scene today, crews found heavy smoke coming from the home. An offensive attack was launched with crews also working to protect a neighbouring home. The fire was declared under control at 6:21 p.m. The home, which was already significantly damaged, suffered added damage. One neighbouring home also suffered minor damage to its exterior.

A search of the structure was completed and no occupants were found. No injuries were reported.

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