The Winnipeg Fire Department extinguished a pair of fires on Saturday Pipa News

The Winnipeg Fire Department extinguished a pair of fires on Saturday

It was a busy Saturday for the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) with crews battling two blazes on opposite sides of the city.

Firefighters were called to a single-family home in the 300 block of Kingsbury Avenue in Garden City around 11:30 a.m.

Emergency services arrived on scene and found smoke billowing from the home. Firefighters attacked from the inside and extinguished the flames at 12:26 p.m

One person got away safely before the crew arrived.

Ambulance personnel checked them at the scene, but they did not have to go to the hospital. No one else was injured.

Investigators say the fire was started by an electrical fault. The home sustained significant damage.

At 1:48 p.m., WFPS crews responded to a single-family bungalow fire in the 1600 block of St. Anne’s Road, just outside the southern perimeter.

When emergency services arrived, heavy smoke was billowing from the home. Firefighters extinguished the fire with water tankers as it was located outside of the water district of the city of Winnipeg. At 3:12 p.m., the fire was declared under control

The two occupants of the home were assessed at the scene and taken to hospital in an unstable condition.

The house sustained significant damage. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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