Man dies in house fire in RM of Rockwood

Man dies in house fire in RM of Rockwood

RCMP responded to a home in the RM of Rockwood just after 9:30 pm on Monday, August 21, 2017, after they received the report of a fire. The 61-year-old male homeowner was found in the livingroom and pronounced dead. Police say that no one else was at home when the fire broke out and the cause of the blaze is not suspicious. Investigators from the Office of the Fire Commissioner and RCMP are looking into the cause.     -News 4-

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Firefighters forced their way into home to battle North End blaze

Firefighters forced their way into home to battle North End blaze

    Investigation underway           Winnipeg firefighter had to force their way into a home in the 600 block of Dufferin Street around 11 pm Saturday night, August 19 ,2017. Although the fire was quickly put out it had leapt to the neighbouring home causing some damage there as well.   RELATED  |  Resident & Firefighter injured in north end blaze Saturday   The cause of the fire is not known but is under investigation. Fire officials did not have an estimate of damage done to the properties….

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Smoke causes evacuation of Winnipeg airport

Smoke causes evacuation of Winnipeg airport

Smoke caused an evacuation of at Winnipeg’s airport on Saturday afternoon, August 19, 2017, just after 4:30 pm. An air conditioning unit failed causing smoke which triggered an alarm. Passengers and visitors were ushered outside of the building while officials investigated. About 20 minutes after the evacuation started it ended and people were allowed back in the building   Please see this update on today's occurence. Thank you for your patience as we return to normal operations. pic.twitter.com/z2DRQGkliA — Winnipeg Airport (@YWGairport) August 19, 2017 Several people who were at the…

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Manitoba calls in help to fight wildfires

Manitoba calls in help to fight wildfires

A water bomber from Newfoundland and Labrador and 13 firefighters from Minnesota have been called in by Manitoba under the resource-sharing agreement the province has with other jurisdictions. The crews and equipment were requested to help fight wildfires. So far this season there have been 443 fires in Manitoba. Fires are also burning in Saskatchewan, Alberta, BC and the Northwest Territories. Officials say that smoke for all these fires may drift into various parts of the province causing smoky conditions over the weekend. Manitoba Sustainable Development reminds people that open…

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Overnight fire sends one woman to hospital

Overnight fire sends one woman to hospital

One woman was sent to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation as the home she was in went up in flames. Just after 12:30 am Monday, August 7, 2017, firefighters arrived at a home between Cochrane and St. Cross Streets that was fully involved. Initial indications are that the fire started on the first floor and moved up through the building to the roof. Investigators are looking into what started the blaze.     -News 4 –

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Resident & Firefighter injured in north end blaze Saturday

Resident & Firefighter injured in north end blaze Saturday

A Winnipeg firefighter and the resident of a building on fire were injured Saturday, August 5, 2017. The fire broke out around 8:00 pm in the 400 block of King Street. When crews arrived smoke could be seen billowing from the building. A woman trapped in the building was taken to safety after a number of bystanders risked their own lives to help firefighter save the woman. She was treated for smoke inhalation in hospital. A firefighter was also injured when the ceiling in the living room area of the…

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Wildfire danger levels rise heading into long weekend

Wildfire danger levels rise heading into long weekend

    Open fires banned without a permit             The province of Manitoba and the Office of the Fire Commissioner are warning Manitobans that due to the hot and dry conditions the risk of wildfire has risen in many areas of the province. Between April 1 and November 15 no open burning is allowed in the province without a permit.  The advisory is being put out as many people will be travelling to cottages and campgrounds over the August long weekend. ATV users are being…

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Arson probable cause of Sherbrook Street apartment fire

Arson probable cause of Sherbrook Street apartment fire

Fire crews, police and paramedics responded to an apartment fire in the 400 block of Sherbrook Street on Friday morning just after 10:00 am When crews arrived they evacuated the building. Six people were taken to hospital but have since been released. Fire officials say that the fire was on the upper part of the structure and is suspicious in nature. Damage to the building and contents is estimated to be close to $1,000,000. Arson investigators are looking into the cause of the fire  Anyone with information that may assist…

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Two suspicious fires on Young Street Saturday night under investigation

Two suspicious fires on Young Street Saturday night under investigation

Winnipeg firefighters battled two separate fires on Young Street Saturday night between Broadway and Portage Avenue. Just before 11:00 pm emergency crews got a call about a two story home on fire. The fire was contained to the suite on the main floor. No injuries were reported. Minutes later, while crews were still on the scene a second fire broke out just up the street.  According to fire officials, the second fire started in a pile of clothes in the basement of the structure Firefighters had their hands full battling…

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House fire on Cordova Street put out quickly

House fire on Cordova Street put out quickly

    No injuries reported           Just after the noon hour on Monday, July 17, 2017, fire crews responded to a two story house fire on Cordova Street just north of Academy Avenue. The fire started in the basement of the home but was quickly extinguished once firefighters arrived. Smoke filled the home during the blaze and emergency crews opened windows and used exhaust fans to ventilate the building. There were no reports of injuries. Officials on scene did not have an estimate of the damage…

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