Winnipeg home a ‘complete loss’ following second fire in a month
A house on Elgin Avenue is pictured after sustained heavy damage in a fire on July 11, 2020. The home caught fire on August 18, and Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service said the home is expected to be a complete loss. (Source: CTV News/Zach Kitchen)
WINNIPEG -- A Winnipeg home is expected to be a complete loss following a second fire in a month that occurred Tuesday morning.
Members of the Winnipeg Police Service reported the fire, located in the 400 block of Elgin Avenue, at 1 a.m.
The home was damaged in a previous house fire on July 11, making it unsafe for firefighters to enter the building. Firefighters worked to extinguish the fire from the outside, and the fire was declared under control at 2:27 a.m.
People in a neighbouring home evacuated as a precaution, and no injuries were reported. Firefighters said a home was also damaged by radiant heat from the fire.
The cause of the fire is being investigated.
GARAGE FIRE ON ABERDEEN AVENUE
A separate Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service unit came across a fully-involved garage fire in the 500 block of Aberdeen Avenue Tuesday morning.
The fire was spotted at 1:13 a.m. The blaze was brought under control quickly, as additional units responded.
The cause of the garage fire is being investigated, and no damage estimates are available.