WINNIPEG — A fire at a Linden Woods home on Wednesday night is being blamed on a vehicle’s block heater.
Winnipeg firefighters responded to the single-family bungalow on Kingsbridge Court just after 8:30 p.m.
Crews launched a defensive attack while protecting neighbouring homes from flames. The fire was declared under control at around 9:20 p.m.
No injuries were reported and residents were able to safely evacuate.
Early observations suggest the fire was accidental, involving a plugged-in block heater.
The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service is reminding residents to never plug in a vehicle if it’s parked inside an attached or detached garage.
Winnipeg’s unseasonably warm weather on Wednesday resulted in a daytime high of nearly 7°C.