Winnipeg firefighters tackle house fires Sunday, rescue 1 person – Winnipeg

Winnipeg firefighters rescued a resident from a house fire on Andrews Street late Sunday afternoon.

Crews were called to the scene around 5 p.m. and were able to help the person to safety from a second-storey window. All other occupants had been able to escape before firefighters arrived.

The blaze was declared under control in less than half an hour.

Less than an hour later, crews were called to an unrelated fire at a vacant house on Elgin Avenue — the site of three previous fires in January, May and June of this year.

No one was found in a search of the house, and no injuries were reported.

The causes of both fires remain under investigation.

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