2 SENT TO HOSPITAL AFTER AN EARLY MORNING FIRE ON CORYDON

2 SENT TO HOSPITAL AFTER AN EARLY MORNING FIRE ON CORYDON

Just after 4:30am residents of an apartment building in  the 900 block of Corydon Avenue were jarred awake to the sounds of a fire alarm. Fire has broken out on the third floor of the structure sending plumes of heavy smoke into the neighbourhood. Two people were taken to hospital but the extent of their injuries are not known.  Police shut down Corydon  between Stafford and Wentworth for a couple of hours as fire crews battled the early morning blaze. Fire officials do not know what sparked the fire and…

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TWEEDSMUIR ROAD BLAZE LATE SATURDAY NIGHT

TWEEDSMUIR ROAD BLAZE LATE SATURDAY NIGHT

    The smell of smoke was noticeable several blocks away            Fire crews responded to a home on Tweedsmuir Road Saturday night June 17, 2017  just before midnight. When crews arrived smoke could be seen wafting out of the house in the Linden Woods neighbourhood.       It didn’t take long for crews to knock down the blaze in the two story home. The cause of the fire is unknown as is the estimated damage. According to officials on scene no one was injured…

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3500 PIGS DIE IN MASSIVE BARN FIRE NEAR NEW BOTHWELL

3500 PIGS DIE IN MASSIVE BARN FIRE NEAR NEW BOTHWELL

    Barn destroyed by the blaze           A massive fire overnight destroyed a pig barn and killed 3500 hogs. It happened just a few kilometres outside of New Bothwell, about 40 km south east of Winnipeg. Emergency crews got the call around 9:30pm and spent much of the night containing the fire. The cause of the blaze is unknown but investigators from the Office of the Fire Commissioner will be looking into it.   -News4 Staff-     .

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PROVINCE CANCELS BURNING PERMITS IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN MANITOBA

PROVINCE CANCELS BURNING PERMITS IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN MANITOBA

    Risk of fire high in some areas of Manitoba           Due to the risk of wildfire Sustainable Development and the Fire Commissioner’s office  have cancelled burning permits in central and eastern Manitoba. Officials say that hot, dry and windy conditions have elevated the wildfire danger in these areas.     In Manitoba no open burning is allowed without a permit between April 1 and November 15. Often towns and cities implement their own restriction related to burning. In Winnipeg permits are required for any…

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ARSON SUSPECTED IN THREE MATLOCK AREA FIRES

ARSON SUSPECTED IN THREE MATLOCK AREA FIRES

    Three fires on two separate properties intentionally set           Fire officials in Matlock say that three fires on two separate properties on Chalet Beach Road were intentionally set and that at one of the locations they found gas pails and splashed gas. The first fire started around 5:30 am in a storage building.                   Ninety minutes later, just after 7:00 am a second fire was reported to the Matlock Fire Hall. This one was about a kilometre down the…

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WELDERS TORCH SETS OFF APARTMENT FIRE ON STERLING LYON PARKWAY

WELDERS TORCH SETS OFF APARTMENT FIRE ON STERLING LYON PARKWAY

Plumes of black smoke could be seen for miles as an apartment complex under construction caught fire. According to fire officials the blaze started Monday afternoon after a welder’s torch sparked some combustible materials. The complex is located on Sterling Lyon Parkway just west of Kenaston Blvd. No one was injure in the blaze and fire officials had no estimate of damages.   -News4 Staff-     .  

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TWO YOUTHS ARRESTED FOR MULTIPLE ARSONS

TWO YOUTHS ARRESTED FOR MULTIPLE ARSONS

    No major damage caused in fire spree         Two male youths have been charged with a number of arson related offences after the pair set multiple fires over the weekend. Winnipeg Police say that the youths are allegedly linked to  a fire on May 12, 2017 just after 1:00 am in the 600 block of Magnus Avenue. The pair had set a garbage and recycling bin on fire. No serious damage was caused. Later that day, around 9:30 pm, a fire was started in the…

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