‘Massive boom’ in St. Vital turns out to be backyard shed in flames

If you heard a loud “bang” or witnessed heavy smoke in the St. Vital area this morning, Global News has confirmed the incident was caused by a shed catching fire.

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The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service arrived on scene at Cabot Crescent, near St. Vital Road at around 10 a.m.

The front of a house where WFPS crews responded to on Cabot Cres., Sunday morning.
The front of a house where WFPS crews responded to on Cabot Cres., Sunday morning. Michael Draven / Global News

They were able to quickly extinguish the fire and no injuries were reported.

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The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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Four hours prior to the incident, WFPS crews attended a house fire at a two-storey home just west of Central Park.

A house that caught fire on Langside Avenue early Sunday morning.
A house that caught fire on Langside Avenue early Sunday morning. Michael Draven / Global News

At around 6 a.m., firefighters quickly brought the blaze on Langside Street near Ellice Avenue under control.

While there was nobody inside the home at the time of the blaze, a dog was rescued inside the house located in the 500 block of Langside.

Investigations into the causes of both fires are currently underway.

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