Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to a fire on Jarvis Avenue

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Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to a fire on Jarvis Avenue


Released: 3:42 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB – At 12:04 p.m. on Monday, August 2, 2021, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to a report of a fire inside a large, single-story commercial building in the 700 block of Jarvis Avenue.

When crews arrived, smoke was coming from inside the building. They launched an offensive attack, declaring the fire under control at 1:13 p.m.

Crews searched the building and no occupants were located.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. No damage estimates are available.

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