May 18, 2020
Released: 11:34 a.m.
Winnipeg, MB – At 1:22 a.m. on Monday, May 18, 2020, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to an automatic alarm in a City of Winnipeg-owned house located at 1637 Main Street. Built in 1874, Bleak House is a designated historic building currently being used as the home of a non-profit agency.
When crews arrived on scene to the alarm, they encountered smoke and flames coming from the structure. An offensive attack was launched and the fire was declared under control at 1:56 a.m. Crews then worked to ventilate smoke from the structure.
A search of the building was completed and no occupants were found. No injuries were reported.
The cause of the fire is under investigation and no damage estimates are currently available.
At 3:10 a.m. WFPS crews responded to reports of a fire in a home under construction in the 100-block of Imperial Avenue. An offensive attack was launched and the fire was declared under control at 3:26 a.m.
There were no occupants in the home at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported.
This fire also remains under investigation.
Released: 9:27 p.m.
Winnipeg, MB – At 6:10 p.m. on Monday, May 18, 2020, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a single-family bungalow in the first block of William Whiteway Bay. When crews arrived on scene, they encountered heavy smoke coming from the house. An offensive attack was launched and the fire was declared under control at 6:44 p.m.
The sole occupant of the home self-evacuated prior to the arrival of crews. The individual was assessed on scene by paramedics and transported to hospital in stable condition. Firefighters searched the home, locating a dog and bringing it to safety.
The cause of the fire was determined to be accidental, due to a flammable liquid coming into contact with a heat source. No damage estimates are available at this time.