Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fires on Young Street and Selkirk Avenue

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fires on Elgin Avenue and Simcoe Street


Released: 9:23 a.m.

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

Elgin Avenue Fire

At 5:03 a.m. on Thursday, January 27, 2022, the WFPS responded to reports of a fire in a single-storey house in the 1800 block of Elgin Avenue.

Once on scene, crews encountered heavy smoke conditions. An offensive attack was launched, and crews declared the fire under control at 5:47 a.m.

Firefighters searched the building, but no occupants were found. No injuries were reported.

As a precaution, crews evacuated one occupant of a neighbouring house.

The building suffered damage to the attic and interior. The cause of the fire is under investigation. No damage estimates are available at this time.

Simcoe Street Fire

At 5:52 a.m. on Thursday, January 27, 2022, the WFPS responded to reports of a fire in a single-storey house in the 300 block of Simcoe Street.

When crews arrived on-scene, they encountered heavy smoke coming from the building. Crews initiated an offensive attack, declaring the fire under control at 6:23 a.m.

Multiple occupants self-evacuated prior to crew arrival.

Given the large number of patients involved, additional paramedic units were called for assistance in assessing and transporting patients, including the Major Incident Response Vehicle (MIRV).

Nine patients have been transported to hospital, including:

  • One child was transported by ambulance to hospital in critical condition
  • Four adults were transported by ambulance to hospital in unstable condition
  • Four children were transported by MIRV to hospital in stable condition

The house suffered extensive fire, smoke and water damage. No damage estimates are available at this time. The fire remains under investigation.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fires on Young Street and Selkirk Avenue


Released: 1:08 p.m.

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

Young Street fire

At 8:15 a.m. on Thursday, January 27, 2022, WFPS responded to reports of a fire in a one-and-a-half-storey house in the 500 block of Young

When WFPS crews arrived on-scene, they encountered flames coming from the building. After initiating an offensive attack, crews were forced to retreat due to heavy fire conditions and previous fire damage in the building. Firefighters continue to fight the fire defensively, using an aerial ladder and water streams. They are expected to be on-scene for an extended operation.

At this time, crews have not been able to search the building, though no occupants are thought to be inside. No injuries have been reported.

Residents of a neighbouring house were evacuated as a precaution.

Young Street remains closed between Sargent Avenue and Ellice Avenue to facilitate fire operations. Residents and motorists are advised to avoid the area.

No damage estimates are available, however the house is expected to be a total loss. The building suffered damage from a previous fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Selkirk Avenue fire

At 10:50 a.m. on January 27, 2022, WFPS responded to reports of a fire in two-storey duplex in the 600 block of Selkirk Avenue.

When crews arrived on scene, they encountered light smoke coming from the structure. An offensive attack was launched and the fire was declared under control at 11:11 a.m. with damage contained to one suite.

Crews completed a search of the building and no occupants were located. No injuries were reported.

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

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