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June 27, 2020

 

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Alexander Avenue

Released: 9:21 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB – At 1:33 a.m. on June 27, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a one-and-a-half storey house in the 1100 block of Alexander Avenue.

When crews arrived on scene they encountered the house and garage on the property well-involved with flames. A defensive attack was launched as it was unsafe for firefighters to enter the structures. Crews worked through the night to extinguish the fire and protect neighbouring homes.

The fire was declared under control at 3:39 a.m. Crews completed a search of the home and no occupants were located. Both neighbouring homes were evacuated as a precaution. One individual was assessed on scene by paramedics but did not require transport to hospital. No other injuries were reported. 

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. While no damage estimates are currently available, the house is expected to be a complete loss and both neighbouring homes suffered radiant heat damage. 

June 29, 2020