Police Investigating Four Suspected Arsons in North End

Pritchard Avenue Garage Fire
A garage and vehicle were destroyed after being set on fire in the 700 block of Pritchard Avenue on Thursday, August 22, 2013. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA)

Winnipeg fire crews were kept hopping early Thursday morning, responding to four fires in one hour.

The fires, believed to be arsons, started around 2 a.m. and targeted properties in the North End.

A garage and vehicle in the 700 block of Pritchard Avenue were completely destroyed in one of the incidents. Damage is estimated at $40,000.

Nearby, a one-and-a-half storey home was also torched on the same street, causing $150,000 in damage.

A fence was then set on fire in the 900 block of Manitoba Avenue, followed by another fire in the 800 block of Alfred Avenue that destroyed a couch sitting in a back lane.

Police are continuing to investigate.


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