Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to a number of structure fires this weekend including two that are a result of unattended cooking.
On Saturday night firefighters responded to a fire in a bungalow in the first 100 block of Munn Road.
As crews arrived they encountered heavy smoke and flames coming from the home and launched an offensive attack. The fire was declared under control within 20 minutes.
Everyone who had been the house were able to get out before firefighters arrived.
A preliminary investigation indicates that the fire was accidental and caused by unattended cooking.
At 6:47 pm Sunday, crews responded to a fire in a three-storey apartment building in the 200 block of River Avenue.
An offensive attack was launched with the fire being declared under control at 7:01 pm.
Three residents were trapped inside the bulding and had to be rescued while all other occupants were able to self evacuate. Four people were assessed by paramedics on scene and two of those were taken to hospital in stable condition. No other injuries were reported.
Fire crews rescued a dog who had suffered injuries from the fire. The dog was taken to a vet by its owners. Several hamsters were also brought out of the building.
According to officials a number of suites sustained fire, smoke and water damage.
Fire investigators believe that the fire was accidental and was caused by unattended cooking based on preliminary observations.
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