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Roof Fire Evacuates Southdale Elementary School

November 13, 2023 4:41 PM | News


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WINNIPEG — A fire at a Southdale elementary school Monday morning evacuated students and staff.

The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to École Guyot School at 400 Willowlake Cres. at around 11:20 a.m. to find smoke and flames coming from the roof.

Officials say the fire was deemed to be accidental, caused by a malfunctioning heat system. Damage was mostly confined to the gymnasium area of the school.

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Crews had the fire under control just after 12:30 p.m.

Buses were brought in to transport students to another location where parents and caregivers were directed for pick-up.

Damage estimates were immediately available.


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