Docks Set on Fire Again at The Forks

Flames erupt at the foot of the Norwood Bridge near The Forks on Monday, April 30, 2012. (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA)

For the second time in a week, firefighters were called to The Forks again to put out burning docks.

The remains of nine burnt docks and five damaged ones from last week’s fire were relit shortly after 8:30 p.m. on Monday.

Winnipeg police closed Main Street at the Norwood Bridge between Marion Street and Broadway Avenue.

Plumes of black smoke could be seen as far away as Headingley.

A similar fire last week caused an estimated $30,000 in damage.

View the photo gallery below.

UPDATE: Tuesday, May 1 — Damage is estimated at $40,000. The arson unit is investigating.


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