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Winnipeg Firefighters Battle Three Fires in Two Hours

August 2, 2019 12:25 PM | News

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Winnipeg firefighters were kept hopping overnight by responding to three separate fires within two hours of each other.

A commercial structure in the 400 block of Dufferin Avenue caught fire just after 1 a.m. Friday, where multiple vehicles were found to be engulfed by flames.

Crews contained the flames and the cause remains under investigation.

At around 3 a.m., a two-storey residence in the 400 block of William Avenue produced heaving black smoke from the front door. Occupants inside self-evacuated and crews launched an offensive attack. The blaze was under control by 4:10 a.m.

Firefighters originally learned that two people were unaccounted for and possibly trapped inside, but a search of the building determined no one was inside. Two neighbouring homes were evacuated as a precaution.

At 3:25 a.m., firefighters responded to reports of a garage fire in the rear of the 1000 block of Pritchard Avenue. Three garages were well-involved in flames by the time crews arrived.

No injuries were reported in either of the three fires. No damage estimates are available.


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