Arson Destroys Jefferson Avenue Home

Jefferson Avenue Fire
The remains of a home at 107 Jefferson Avenue after a fire tore through it on Monday, May 19, 2014. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — Damage is estimated at $400,000 in an early morning house fire on Jefferson Avenue near Scotia Street.

The blaze began at around 8 a.m. on the unoccupied split level home currently under construction. Flames spread to a bungalow next door, badly damaging the structure and forcing the demolition of both properties. Two more homes also suffered damaged.

No one was injured and police are investigating the fire as an arson.

Anyone with information regarding the incident or the suspect(s) is asked to contact (204) 986-6813 or Crime Stoppers at (204) 786-TIPS (8477).

Updated on Monday, May 20