Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fires on Emerson Avenue and Arden Avenue
Released: 11:21 a.m.
Winnipeg, MB – The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to two fires.
Emerson Avenue Fire
At 10:38 p.m. on Sunday, December 26, 2021, the WFPS responded to reports of a fire in a one-storey bungalow in the 400 block of Emerson Avenue.
When crews arrived on-scene, they encountered very light smoke and stains of smoke inside the home. They opened up a portion of the structure to find a fire in a building cavity. They launched an offensive attack, declaring the fire under control at 11:08 p.m.
Occupants of the home self-evacuated prior to crew arrival. No injuries were reported.
The cause of the fire is under investigation. No damage estimates are available at this time.
Arden Avenue Fire
At 6:47 a.m. on Monday, December 27, 2021, the WFPS responded to an automatic alarm at a seven-storey, high-rise apartment tower in the 0-100 block of Arden Avenue.
Once on-scene, crews determined that there was smoke coming from a suite on the third floor.
Crews initiated an offensive attack, and at 7:08 a.m. the fire was declared under control. Fire damage was contained to the suite of origin.
Occupants self-evacuated prior to crew arrival or sheltered in place. Two occupants were assessed and treated on-scene by paramedics. One was taken to hospital in stable condition, the other did not require transport to hospital. No other injuries were reported.
The City of Winnipeg’s Emergency Social Services was called to assist multiple individuals in finding temporary accommodations.
No damage estimates are available. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Extended Snow Route Parking Ban in effect starting tonight at midnight
Parking prohibited on snow routes between midnight and 7 a.m.
Released: 3:06 p.m.
Winnipeg, MB – In response to recent accumulations of snow and to facilitate snow clearing, an Extended Snow Route Parking Ban will be in effect starting tonight at 12 a.m.
The Extended Snow Route Parking Ban extends the Annual Snow Route Parking Ban by two hours, prohibiting parking on snow routes between midnight and 7 a.m.
Snow routes are clearly marked with signs like these:
Snow routes are a top priority for snow clearing and ice control to ensure that emergency vehicles can navigate quickly and safely around the city. It’s important that vehicles are not parked on snow routes overnight in order to enable rapid and efficient snow clearing and ice control of these critical routes.
Vehicles parked in violation of the Extended Snow Route Parking Ban may receive a $100 ticket ($75 if paid early), and may be towed to the towing company’s compound.
The Extended Snow Route Parking Ban will be in place until snow clearing is completed and the public will be notified when the ban is lifted. At such time, the Annual Snow Route Parking Ban will continue to be in effect from 2 a.m. to 7 a.m.
Motorists are reminded to drive to conditions and to use extreme caution when driving near heavy equipment working.
To sign up for winter parking ban notifications, to download the City’s Know Your Zone app, and for more information, see: winnipeg.ca/snow.
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