Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to multiple fires
Released: 11:10 a.m.
Winnipeg, MB – The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to fires yesterday evening and overnight.
Pritchard Avenue fire
At 2:51 a.m. on Sunday, May 29, 2022, officers in the Winnipeg Police Service’s AIR1 helicopter reported a fire in an unoccupied, two-storey house in the 200 block of Pritchard Avenue.
Upon arrival on scene, WFPS crews found smoke and flames coming from the building. An offensive attack was launched, and the fire was declared under control at 3:28 a.m.
Crews completed a search of the house and no occupants were located. No injuries were reported.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Damage estimates are not available at this time, but the house suffered substantial fire, smoke, and water damage.
Stella Avenue fire
At 5:04 p.m. on Saturday, May 28, 2022, the WFPS responded to reports of a fire in a vacant, two-storey house in the 400 block of Stella Avenue.
When crews arrived on scene, they encountered heavy smoke and flames coming from the building. Crews initially launched a defensive attack, transitioning to an offensive attack once it was safe to do so. The fire was declared under control at 5:48 p.m.
Crews completed a search of the structure and no occupants were found. No injuries were reported.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Damage estimates are not available at this time.