Tuesday, May 26, 2015

News Release - Winnipeg Police Service

Winnipeg Police Service


 Tuesday, May 26, 2015


Fire Investigation – C15-106629
On May, 25, 2015 at approximately 9:30 a.m., emergency personnel responded to the report of a propane tank explosion and working fire at a business located in the 700 block of Archibald Street.
Officers responded and assisted members of the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service with re-directing traffic and securing the scene.
A 55 year-old male was located with numerous serious injuries as a result of the explosion. He remains in critical condition at this time.
At this stage of the investigation, it appears that the victim was inside a storage container at the time of the incident. The investigation is on-going regarding the nature of the ignition source which caused the explosion to occur.
Damage is estimated at $200,000.00.
The investigation is continuing by members of the Office of the Fire Commissioner, Workplace Safety and Health and members of the Arson Unit. 


For further information contact either:
Constable Jason Michalyshen, Public Information Officer
Constable Eric Hofley, Public Information Officer

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