Winnipeg firefighters douse 2 overnight blazes

Winnipeg firefighters doused two early morning house fires Saturday in which no one was injured.

Firefighters encountered heavy flames and smoke jutting from a Point Douglas house around 1:30 a.m., the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service says. They battled the blaze from outside the home until crews were able to get inside. WFPS extinguished the fire by about 2:50 a.m.

Crews found no one inside. The house in the 100 block of Dewdney Avenue was extensively damaged in the blaze, WFPS says. The cause is still under investigation.

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Just 20 minutes after the Point Douglas blaze, WFPS raced to reports of a fire in a vacant two-storey house and a nearby barn in the 200 block of Gendreau Avenue.

Fire crews attacked the fires in the St. Norbert-area buildings, but both the house and barn are expected to be total losses, WFPS says.

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No one was injured in the fire. The cause is still under investigation.

Winnipeg police are asking for information about a fatal fire in the North End

Winnipeg police are asking for information about a fatal fire in the North End

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