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Warehouse fire leads to emergency demolition in Winnipeg

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An emergency demolition is planned for an industrial building that partially collapsed in a fire Saturday morning.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Crews were called to the fire at a commercial industrial building at the corner of Logan Avenue and Princess Street around 6:48 a.m.

When they arrived, crews were greeted with heavy smoke and flames from the building. Crews were able to use the WFPS drone to find the hotspots, and by just after 9 a.m., they had the fire under control.

Winnipeg fire crews battle a fire on Jan. 27, 2024, in the 200 block of Logan Avenue. (Source: City of Winnipeg/X)

"Due to this morning’s fog, smoke from the fire is lingering, creating smoky conditions in the surrounding and downtown areas," the city said in a post on X.

The city is asking residents to avoid the area, and anyone with respiratory conditions should remain inside.

The city said the building partially collapsed in the fire, prompting an emergency demolition. Crews are expected to stay on the scene putting out the hotspots as the building is demolished.

No injuries were reported in the fire, which is now under investigation. 

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