Controversial photo may not be what it seems, say Winnipeg police

A photo that made the rounds on social media over the weekend, depicting what appears to be officers and paramedics disrespecting a vulnerable person may not be what it seems, say Winnipeg police.The photo was taken on Grant Avenue Friday afternoon, where police said a man was initially assessed for medical reasons by paramedics and ultimately determined to be intoxicated, which required a police presence to transport him to safe lodging at the Main Street Project.View link »View original article here Source

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‘Sparks flew out of the closet:’ Lightning starts attic fire at home in Elmwood

The owner of a home in Elmwood says she was resting in bed when her dog whimpered and her house caught on fire Monday morning.The woman, who politely refused to go on camera, told a Global News reporter she and her dog were in her bed on Gordon Avenue Monday at about 8 a.m. when her dog started to cry.Then, she heard a loud boom and “sparks flew out of the closet.”Her neighbour pounded on the door to tell her that her home was ablaze.READ MORE: Winnipeg fire crews respond…

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Two people hospitalized after fiery collision

Two people are recovering after a car went up in flames follwing a crash near St. Boniface Industrial Park.Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responders rushed to the scene near the intersection of Dugald Road and Mazenod Road around 10:15 p.m. Thursday, where a crash had taken place between a semi and a car.READ MORE: Teen driver in 2018 car fire crash in Winnipeg facing multiple chargesWFPS said the blaze was declared under control shortly after crews arrived, but the two people needed treatment on-scene before being rushed to hospital in…

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Winnipeg fire crews respond to 2 early morning house fires Monday

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service crews were busy battling two house fires Monday.The first occurred around midnight in a one-and-a-half storey house in the 200 block of Balmoral Street.The home had been vacant since a previous fire last year.READ MORE: Fire crews respond to helicopter crash at Manitoba’s Steinbach AirportOnce crews arrived, they encountered smoke and flames and launched an offensive attack, extinguishing the fire just after 12:45 a.m.Investigators say there were no occupants found in the home and no injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation.Victor…

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Winnipeg emergency vehicles testing new sirens you can feel coming

The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) is testing new sirens that can send vibrations to the cars around them in an attempt to improve safety for first responders and drivers.The first siren, called a Whelen Howler,  was tested in Winnipeg in three years ago, before they were installed in six district chief of paramedic operations vehicles.READ MORE: Winnipeg drivers panicking when emergency vehicles approach paramedics biggest frustrationStory continues below“It’s almost like a bass speaker kind of tone and resonates like a vibration kind of a feel,” said Tom Howards, the…

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Winnipeg fire crews battle blaze on Knowles Avenue

An investigation is underway following a house fire in the 2500 block of Knowles AvenueWFPS crews were called to the bungalow just after 9:00 a.m. Saturday. When they arrived, they could see flames shooting through the roof.READ MORE: Winnipeg Police make arrest after man found dead in fireNo occupants were home at the time, but neighbouring homes were evacuated as a precaution.A firefighter was treated on scene for a minor injury, but no other injuries were reported.READ MORE: Large blaze on Winnipeg’s Young Street destroys 2 homes, damages 4 othersNo…

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Homicide investigators looking into deadly Manitoba Avenue blaze

A deadly house fire on Manitoba Avenue Saturday night is being treated as suspicious in nature, Winnipeg police said Monday.Two people managed to escape the blaze before Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service crews arrived at the scene, but a third person, a man in his 60s, was found dead inside.READ MORE: House fire on Manitoba Avenue leaves one person and a cat deadThe police Homicide Unit is continuing the investigation, and asking anyone with information to call 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).WATCH: Ways to mitigate the risk of arson…

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House fire on Manitoba Avenue leaves one person and a cat dead

A two-and-a-half storey house on Manitoba Avenue went up in flames just before 11 p.m. Sunday night.A Winnipeg fire crew applied an offensive attack to combat heavy smoke and flames and the attack included a search of the home.READ MORE: 2 dead in North End house fire, 2 others taken to hospitalFirefighters found a deceased individual inside the house, along with a dead cat. The age and gender of the person is unclear.Two other people had self evacuated prior to the arrival of fire crews.READ MORE: Young Street fire was…

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Winnipeg fire crews battle blaze in Assiniboine Forest

Winnipeg Fire and Paramedic Service are currently on scene battling a fire in Assiniboine Forest.With there being another 2 major wildland fires in progress right now, resources in the city are almost completely drained. FF’s again ask citizens to use caution and common sense when around areas of dry grass and brush. The long range forecast won’t help! #NeverOffDuty pic.twitter.com/GUae882P7l— UFFW L867 (@UFFW867) June 1, 2019This fire comes on the heels of four wildland fires that WFPS crews battled Friday.WFPS is urging the public to use common sense when around…

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WFPS urges Winnipeggers to use caution after two large grass fires

Thursday was the hottest day in Winnipeg since last summer – and it was even hotter for the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS).Firefighters were kept busy battling two large grass fires throughout the day.The first, in Charleswood, broke out near Municipal Road and Rannock Avenue shortly after 1:30 in the afternoon.Crews had the blaze, which measured 45 metres in diameter, under control by 3 p.m.Early in the evening, a grass fire measuring 20 by 200 metres broke out in the 800 block of Allegheny Drive in Fort Richmond.READ MORE: WFPS…

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