Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Toronto Street
Released: 6:53 p.m.
Winnipeg, MB – At 2:14 p.m. on Monday, July 26, 2021, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a vacant house in the 500 block of Toronto Street.
When crews arrived on scene, smoke and flames were coming from the house. Firefighters launched an exterior defensive attack until it was safe to enter the building to launch an offensive attack.
Crews searched the building to confirm there were no people inside. Paramedics transported one firefighter to hospital in stable condition for a heat-related injury. Paramedics assessed another firefighter on scene for a minor injury and no transportation to hospital was required. Crews declared the fire under control at 3:49 p.m.
The cause of the fire is under investigation. No damage estimates are available.
Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to gas leak near Broadway and Donald Street
Released: 8:51 p.m.
Winnipeg, MB – At 5:37 p.m. on Monday, July 26, 2021, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a ruptured gas line near Broadway and Donald Street.
When crews arrived, they encountered a line that had been damaged by a construction crew and was venting natural gas into the atmosphere. Manitoba Hydro crews responded to repair the gas line.
WFPS crews evacuated nearby businesses and residential buildings as a precaution and occupants have since been able to return to those buildings. No injuries were reported.
Manitoba Hydro crews were able to shut off the gas by 7:25 p.m. Manitoba Hydro crews are on site and repairs are ongoing. Emergency crews have departed the scene.
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