One family lost part of their income due to blaze




Two intentionally set fires Wednesday night and three garage fires in the early morning hours of Thursday May 4, 2017 had firefighters busy in the north end of the city.

The rash of fires set began Wednesday  around 7:20 pm when emergency crews were called to a garbage fire on Selkirk Avenue near Parr Street. 

Three hours later a vacant home in the 1000 block of Redwood Avenue was set on fire causing damage to the building and it’s contents.





Two of the fires Thursday were set less than a block apart in the lane between Bannerman and Atlantic Avenues. One on the East side of Salter and one on the West.


Arson suspected in garage fire in the 300 block of Atlantic Avenue on May 4, 2017 (Robb Mitchell / News4)


The garage in the 300 block of Atlantic was well involved when firefighters arrived.

Both fires are under investigation.


Business Lost


The third overnight blaze happened around 5:00 am just east of Parr Street in the lane between College and Boyd Avenues.

The building and contents appear to be a total write-off in the apparent arson.


Crews board up building after garage fire in lane between College & Boyd east of Parr Street on May 4, 2017 (Robb Mitchell/News4)


The residents of the home say that they are devastated because they run a scrap metal collection business and the garage had much of their current inventory.

Winnipeg’s arson investigators and Winnipeg Police Major Crimes Unit are looking into the blazes but tell News4 that they are confident the fires were deliberately set.

No one was injured in any of the fires.


-News4 Staff-





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