Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) is investigating the cause of two house fires overnight.
At 9:10 pm on November 19, 2021, emergency crews were called to a fire in a two-and-a-half-storey home in the 500 block of Sherburn Street.
WFPS says that when firefighters arrived on the scene they encountered smoke and flames coming from the home and launched an offensive attack. The fire was declared under control at 9:43 pm.
Residents, including several children, were helped out of the home by firefighters and taken to a nearby ambulance by paramedics to keep warm. Firefighters also found a pet rabbit inside the building and brought it out to be reunited with its owners.
Winnipeg’s Emergency Social Services unit helped the residents find a temporary alternative place to stay.
Minutes before 2:00 am on Saturday, November 20, 2021, Winnipeg police alerted firefighters to a blaze in a one-and-a-half-storey vacant house in the 400 block of Alfred Street.
As crews arrived they encountered smoke and launched an offensive attack. The WPS AIR-1 helicopter provided information to fire commanders at the scene using thermal imaging cameras. The fire was declared under control at 2:26 am.
A search of the building found no one inside. No injuries were reported.
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