WINNIPEG — A carbon monoxide buildup at the Main Street Project sent two people to hospital on Tuesday evening.
Winnipeg firefighters responded to the facility at 637 Main Street just before 6 p.m. for reports of a potential fire.
They arrived to find carbon monoxide in the building which had triggered alarms.
Two people were assessed by paramedics at the scene and then transported to hospital — one in stable condition and the other in unstable condition. Their medical conditions were not believed to be related to the carbon monoxide buildup.
A Winnipeg Transit bus acted as a shelter for evacuees.
The buildup of carbon monoxide is believed to be caused by the use of diesel-fueled construction equipment in the building.