Wednesday, March 1, 2017

News Release - Winnipeg Police Service

Winnipeg Police Service


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Fire Incident - C17-0039861

Officers Assist Several Occupants to Safety:

As previously released -On February 25, 2017 at approximately 2:30 a.m., Division 11 officers were patrolling in the area of the 500 block of Spence Street when they observed the porch of a residence engulfed in flames.

It was determined that two residents were able to exit safely, however additional occupants remained inside and were believed to be trapped.

Officers entered the smoke filled, multi-level home and assisted several trapped individuals who were having difficulty breathing.

Members of the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service attended and treated the occupants, including the officers involved for smoke inhalation.

Damage is estimated at $80,000.00 and the cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Anyone with further information regarding the fire is asked to contact members of the Arson Unit at 204-986-6813.

For further information contact either:
Constable Jason Michalyshen, Public Information Officer
Constable Rob Carver, Public Information Officer
Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs

Phone: (204) 986-3061 | Fax: (204) 986-3267 | Email:

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