Canada

‘Massive boom’ in St. Vital turns out to be backyard shed in flames

If you heard a loud “bang” or witnessed heavy smoke in the St. Vital area this morning, Global News has confirmed the incident was caused by a shed catching fire.

Read more: Winnipeg firefighter injured at early morning house fire

The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service arrived on scene at Cabot Crescent, near St. Vital Road at around 10 a.m.

The front of a house where WFPS crews responded to on Cabot Cres., Sunday morning.
The front of a house where WFPS crews responded to on Cabot Cres., Sunday morning. Michael Draven / Global News

They were able to quickly extinguish the fire and no injuries were reported.

Story continues below advertisement

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Read more: Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service employee tests positive for COVID-19

Four hours prior to the incident, WFPS crews attended a house fire at a two-storey home just west of Central Park.

Trending Stories

A house that caught fire on Langside Avenue early Sunday morning.
A house that caught fire on Langside Avenue early Sunday morning. Michael Draven / Global News

At around 6 a.m., firefighters quickly brought the blaze on Langside Street near Ellice Avenue under control.

While there was nobody inside the home at the time of the blaze, a dog was rescued inside the house located in the 500 block of Langside.

Investigations into the causes of both fires are currently underway.

Medical calls, sick days rise dramatically yet ambulance numbers remain the same: WFPS

Story continues below advertisement

Football news:

Hans-Dieter flick: I Hope Alaba will sign a contract with Bayern. Our club is one of the best in the world
Diego Maradona: Messi gave Barca everything, brought them to the top. He was not treated the way he deserved
Federico Chiesa: I hope to leave my mark in Juve. We will achieve great results
The Coach Of Benfica: I don't want us to look like the current Barcelona, it has nothing
Guardiola on returning to Barca: I'm happy at Manchester City. I hope to stay here
Fabinho will not play with West ham due to injury
Ronald Koeman: Maradona was the best in his time. Now the best Messi