Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fires on McKenzie Street and Elmhurst Road

Residential Parking Ban lifted


Released: 9:51 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB – The Residential Parking Ban has been lifted; the City of Winnipeg thanks all Winnipeggers for their patience and cooperation. Residents are reminded that the Annual Snow Route Parking Ban remains in effect daily from 2 a.m. to 7 a.m. until February 28, 2022.

If your residential street was not cleared as scheduled, you can now contact 311 to make a report, or submit a service request using the quick and convenient snow removal request form. Crews will be addressing missed streets and other outstanding snow clearing requirements in the coming days.

Residents are reminded to watch for temporary no parking signs that may be placed on their residential street. The temporary no parking signs are used to prohibit vehicles from parking on streets so snow removal equipment can perform their operations. Vehicles parked in violation of temporary no parking signs may be ticketed and towed.

For more information about winter parking bans, to download the City’s Know Your Zone app, and for more information on snow clearing and ice control activities, see: winnipeg.ca/snow.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Selkirk Avenue


Released: 10:46 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB – At 1:58 a.m. on Sunday, January 2, 2022, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a vacant bungalow in the 100 block of Selkirk Avenue.

When crews arrived on scene they encountered heavy smoke coming from the building. An offensive attack was launched, but due to deteriorating conditions crews were forced to exit the building and transition to a defensive attack. Operations at the scene are ongoing at this time. It is expected that crews will remain at the scene for most of today, extinguishing hot spots.

The extreme cold has created challenging conditions for firefighting with water, trucks, and equipment freezing up quickly. The entire area around the scene is ice-covered and slippery. Extra units are on scene as crews need to be rotated in and out of operations frequently to protect them from the conditions.

One neighbouring home was evacuated due to water damage. The City of Winnipeg’s Emergency Social Services was called to assist those who were displaced in finding temporary accommodations. No injuries have been reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. No damage estimates are available at this time, but the building is expected to be a complete loss.

Selkirk Avenue is closed between Austin Street North and Main Street. Once crews complete their work at the scene and roads re-open, drivers and pedestrians are asked to use caution in the area as water used to fight the fire has frozen and created slippery conditions. The City will be monitoring conditions and applying sand and de-icing agents to roadways and sidewalks as required to improve traction.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fires on McKenzie Street and Elmhurst Road


Released: 5:51 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB – The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to two structure fires this afternoon.

McKenzie Street Fire

At 12:05 p.m. on Sunday, January 2, 2022, the WFPS responded to reports of a fire in a vacant two-storey, multi-family structure in the 100 block of McKenzie Street.

When crews arrived on scene they encountered heavy smoke coming from the building. An offensive attack was launched, but due to deteriorating conditions crews were forced to exit the building and transition to a defensive attack. Once some of the flames were knocked down, crews once again entered the structure and the fire was declared under control at 1:42 p.m.

Crews completed a search of the building an no occupants were found. One neighbouring home was temporarily evacuated as a precaution. No injuries were reported.

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

Elmhurst Road Fire

At 3:32 p.m. on Sunday, January 2, 2022, the WFPS responded to reports of a fire in a single-family home in the 800 block of Elmhurst Road.

Upon arrival on scene, crews encountered smoke coming from the house. An offensive attack was launched and the fire was declared under control at 4:16 p.m.

All occupants of the house self-evacuated prior to the arrival of crews. On-scene paramedics assessed one individual, and the patient was transported to hospital in stable condition. No other injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. Damage estimates are not available at this time.

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