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One Person Killed in Polson Avenue Fire

One Person Killed in Polson Avenue Fire

FireOne person was killed Sunday afternoon after a single-storey home caught fire in Winnipeg’s North End.

Emergency crews responded to the 800 block of Polson Avenue at around 2:20 p.m.

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Brandon Fires Estimated to Have Caused $25M in Damage

Brandon Fires Estimated to Have Caused $25M in Damage

Brandon Fire
Firefighters work to extinguish fires in downtown buildings in Brandon, Manitoba Saturday, May 19, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

A damage estimate is in for the multiple fires that destroyed several buildings in downtown Brandon last month.

Brandon police say $25 million worth of damage was caused on May 19 when a structural fire began at Christie’s Office Plus on Pacific Avenue. The winds sent the flames and embers to spread to neighbouring buildings, including Collyer’s Sales and Service, Brandon Boxing Club and Kazic Kontracting. The Massey Manor apartment complex across the street, a beer store and adjoining vacant structure located at 5th Street and Rosser Avenue were also damaged.

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Manitoba Animal Rescue Seeks Help After Dogs Left Behind in Wildfire Evacuations

Manitoba Animal Rescue Seeks Help After Dogs Left Behind in Wildfire Evacuations

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

Little Grand Rapids Fire
Fires burn in Little Grand Rapids, Man. in a Government of Manitoba handout photo. After seeing a photo of a handful of puppies, gaunt and desperately eating food, a Manitoba woman wrote a letter to Indigenous Services Canada pleading for help to feed hundreds of dogs left behind after two First Nation communities were evacuated. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Government of Manitoba)

WINNIPEG – An animal rescue organization in Manitoba has sent a letter to Indigenous Services Canada asking for help with hundreds of dogs left behind when two First Nations communities were evacuated last month due to fire.

Debra Vandekerkhove, the director of Norway House Animal Rescue, estimates about 700 dogs — 200 in Pauingassi and 500 in Little Grand Rapids — were stranded after a wildfire forced about 1,400 people to flee.

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‘Like a Warzone:’ People Evacuated as Fires Burn Brandon’s Downtown

‘Like a Warzone:’ People Evacuated as Fires Burn Brandon’s Downtown

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

Brandon Fire
Firefighters work to extinguish fires in downtown buildings in Brandon, Manitoba Saturday, May 19, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

BRANDON, Man. – Leanne Marlow saw the flames engulf the building across the street from her Brandon, Man., apartment before the smoke alarm started to ring throughout her building.

Her cat, Buddy, scared of the sound, disappeared, and as she frantically searched for her pet a pounding at her door began with police officers yelling she had to evacuate the Massey Manor building immediately.

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Multiple Fires Destroy Buildings in Downtown Brandon

Multiple Fires Destroy Buildings in Downtown Brandon

Brandon Fire
Several buildings were destroyed by fire on Saturday in downtown Brandon. (ADAM SOBKOW / EBRANDON.CA)

Multiple buildings were destroyed Saturday afternoon after a fire spread through downtown Brandon.

The fire originally ignited at Christie’s Office Plus on Princess Avenue, later causing a neighbouring building to flare up due to embers that flew nearly two blocks. Affected structures also included Massey Manor and Collyer’s Sales and Service/Brandon Boxing Club/Kazic Kontracting. Flames later spread to a building at 5th Street and Rosser Avenue housing a beer vendor and vacant nightclub.

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