Winnipeg Firefighters Kept Busy as Four Houses, Silo Catch Fire

Winnipeg Firefighters Kept Busy as Four Houses, Silo Catch Fire

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Winnipeg firefighters were kept busy Halloween night, responding to four structure fires in the city and a silo fire just outside of the Perimeter.

The first call came in at around 9:46 p.m. for a one-storey blaze at a home in the 900 block of Inkster Boulevard.

Everyone inside was able to make it out safely before crews arrived. One person was assessed by paramedics and taken to hospital in stable condition.

The fire was declared under control by around 10:10 p.m.

At around the same time, a one-and-a-half storey home in the 500 block of Pritchard Avenue went up in flames.

Crews encountered heavy smoke when they arrived and rescued one person during their search of the residence. The patient was taken to hospital in critical condition.

The fire was under control at around 11:19 p.m.

Shortly after 11 p.m., a third fire was reported in a silo in the 3000 block of St. Mary’s Road.

Crews had to use water tankers to shuttle water to the scene, as the location fell just outside of the city’s water district. No injuries were reported and the fire was out shortly after midnight.

The fourth call involved a one-and-a-half storey home in the 5700 block of Roblin Boulevard at around 12:22 a.m. Friday.

Heavy black smoke met firefighters as they arrived. A search of the home didn’t locate any residents and no injuries were reported.

Flames were about by around 1:19 a.m.

The fifth call came in at 1:10 a.m. for a fire in a two-storey home in the 300 block of Burrows Avenue.

Crews launched an offensive attack as they encountered smoke billowing from the structure.

One person made it out safely on their own and no injuries were reported.

The fire was under control by 1:32 a.m.

In all five fires, the causes remain under investigation and no damage estimates are available.



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