2 Winnipeg homes destroyed by fire, demolished

By News Staff

Two Winnipeg homes needed to be demolished Sunday after extensive damage caused by fire.

A two-storey home on Young Street and a vacant multi-family building on Burrows Avenue were reduced to piles of rubble by the afternoon.

Young Street fire

The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service says crews were called to the home on Young Street around 12:20 a.m. Firefighters arrived to find heavy smoke and flames coming from the home.

“The weather created challenging conditions for firefighters, as the area around the scene was ice-covered and slippery,” WFPS said in a news release.

Nearby homes were temporarily evacuated.

The fire was declared under control at 1:35 a.m. There were no injuries.

The structure needed to be demolished, according to WFPS, due to fire, smoke, and water damage.

Fire destroys home on Young Street March 3, 2024. (Nick Johnston, CityNews)

Burrows Avenue fire

At 2:14 a.m., firefighters were called to a vacant two-and-a-half-storey home on Burrows Avenue.

The house was engulfed in flames when crews arrived, WFPS said. The fire was declared under control at 4:07 a.m.

Winnipeg Fire says the vacant home had previously been damaged in a fire on Feb. 10.

An emergency demolition of the structure was ordered.

Both fires are under investigation.

Fire destroys home on Burrows Avenue March 3, 2024. (Nick Johnston, CityNews)

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