January 16, 2022

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on St. John’s Avenue

Released: 8:12 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB – At 12:19 a.m. on Monday January 17, 2022, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in an apartment building in the 200 block of St. John’s Avenue.

When WFPS crews arrived on scene, they encountered smoke in the building. An offensive fire attack was initiated and the fire was declared under control at 1:08 a.m.

Occupants of the building were temporarily evacuated and provided shelter aboard a Winnipeg Transit bus. Most were able to return to their suites once crews completed their work on scene.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Fire damage was contained to the suite where the fire originated. Several additional suites suffered smoke and water damage. Damage estimates are not available at this time.

Crews prepared to deal with forecasted snowfall

Released: 10:07 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB – City crews are ready to serve and prepared to respond to the forecasted snowfall.

Crews are monitoring road conditions and stand ready to apply sand and salt to improve traction on roadways throughout the city as required. Accumulations of snow will be monitored and further decisions will be made as the weather system passes through the city. Motorists are reminded to drive to conditions and to use extreme caution when driving near heavy equipment.

Residents are reminded that the Annual Snow Route Parking Ban is in effect. Do not park your vehicle on streets designated as snow routes between 2 a.m. and 7 a.m. Vehicles parked in violation may receive a ticket and may be towed to the towing company’s compound.

Residents are encouraged to check streets for snow route signs, or if unsure, use our online address lookup tool, the Know Your Zone mobile app, our interactive snow route map, or by contacting 311.

For comprehensive information and resources on the City’s snow clearing and ice control operations, including more information on winter parking bans and enforcement, see: winnipeg.ca/snow.

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