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Beverley Street Home Heavily Damaged by Fire

Beverley Street Home Heavily Damaged by Fire

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A home in the 700 block of Beverley Street was significantly damaged by fire Tuesday evening.

Winnipeg fire crews arrived on scene just before 7:30 p.m. and began an interior offensive attack. The fire was quickly knocked down, but the structure also suffered extensive smoke and water damage.

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Family Dog Dies in Garden City House Fire

Family Dog Dies in Garden City House Fire

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Firefighters attempted to save a dog found inside a burning home in the 200 block of Hartford Avenue Saturday evening, but the animal succumbed to smoke inhalation.

Crews arrived at the bungalow just after 6 p.m. to find heavy smoke. Firefighters quickly knocked down the fire inside the home, but the structure suffered significant smoke and water damage.

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Malfunctioning Dryer Triggers Nassau Street Fire

Malfunctioning Dryer Triggers Nassau Street Fire

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WINNIPEG — Fire investigators say a malfunctioning clothes dryer is to blame for a blaze in the 600 block of Nassau Street South on Tuesday.

Crews were called to the home at around 2:30 p.m. and began an offensive attack to quickly extinguish the flames.

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No Injuries in Wildwood Park Attic Fire

No Injuries in Wildwood Park Attic Fire

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WINNIPEG — One person was able to escape uninjured after a fire broke out in a Wildwood Park home Sunday afternoon.

Emergency crews arrived on scene shortly after 12 p.m. to the single-family home, where they found a fire in the attic.

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Fire Deaths Could Prompt New Safety Measures, Upgraded Building Code: Experts

Fire Deaths Could Prompt New Safety Measures, Upgraded Building Code: Experts

By Brett Bundale, The Canadian Press

Halifax Fire
Firefighters investigate following a house fire in the Spryfield community in Halifax on Tuesday, February 19, 2019. Experts say the deaths of the seven Barho children in a ferocious Halifax house fire last week could lead to new fire safety measures and changes to the country’s building code. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese)

HALIFAX — Experts say the deaths of the seven Barho children in a ferocious Halifax house fire last week could lead to new fire safety measures and changes to the country’s building code.

“I think we’re going to learn from this tragedy and you may actually end up seeing some changes coming in the codes as a result of this,” Phil Rizcallah, director for construction research and development with the National Research Council of Canada, said in an interview Monday.

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A ‘Warm Embrace’ for Grieving Parents at Funeral of Seven Young Fire Victims

A ‘Warm Embrace’ for Grieving Parents at Funeral of Seven Young Fire Victims

By Brett Bundale, The Canadian Press

Halifax Fire Victims
Caskets of the seven Barho siblings rest on a stage behind Halifax Fire and Police honour guard during the funeral for the Syrian refugees in Halifax on Saturday, February 23, 2019. The siblings, who died in a house fire earlier in the week, are survived by their parents. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese)

HALIFAX — One by one, seven small white caskets were carried inside a cavernous waterfront hall on Saturday, where thousands of mourners gathered for an emotional embrace of grieving parents who lost their children in a devastating house fire.

Seven black hearses lined up under the cold winter sun, the caskets brought inside the Cunard Centre by an honour guard.

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Funeral Plans Announced for Seven Syrian Children Killed in Halifax Fire

Funeral Plans Announced for Seven Syrian Children Killed in Halifax Fire

By Aly Thomson, The Canadian Press

Barho Syrian Family
Members of the Barho family are shown upon arrival in Canada on Sept. 29 2017, at the Halifax airport in a handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Enfield Weekly Press-Pat Healey)

HALIFAX — The funeral for seven Syrian children who died in a fast-moving Halifax house fire will be held on Saturday, with an open invitation to the community that has rallied around the family.

A Facebook post from the Ummah Mosque in Halifax said services for the Barho children will begin at 1:30 p.m. at the Cunard Centre on Halifax’s waterfront, and will run until 3:15 p.m.

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