One person was taken to hospital in unstable condition after a fire broke out in a residential four-plex in Winnipeg’s Dufferin neighbourhood early Sunday morning.
Crews responded to the fire on Stella Avenue between McGregor and Powers streets at around 4:55 a.m. and found heavy smoke coming from the building, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service said in a news release later Sunday morning.
Crews launched an offensive attack and had the fire under control around 5:18 a.m.
The fire service also reminded people that driving over a fire hose is a violation of the Highway Traffic Act, and could put firefighters and other people in the area at risk.
Everyone inside the building got out on their own before crews arrived, the release said. One of those people was assessed by paramedics and taken to hospital in unstable condition. No other injuries were reported.
The cause of the fire is being investigated.
Crews also responded to another fire earlier Sunday morning at a two-storey commercial building in the city’s St. Boniface area.
Firefighters got to the scene on Provencher Boulevard near Tache Avenue around 2:43 a.m. and were met with heavy smoke coming from the building. Crews launched an offensive attack and got the fire under control around 4:38 a.m.
That blaze caused significant fire, smoke and water damage to the building, the release said.
Crews searched the building and didn’t find anyone inside. Two people from a neighbouring apartment suite were asked to leave the building temporarily as a precaution. No injuries were reported.
The cause of that fire is thought to have been an accidental electrical malfunction, the release said.
No damage estimates are available yet for either fire.
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