Winnipeg, MB, Canada – Sprinkler system activated for fire at apartment building

A Winnipeg apartment building sustained “significant” smoke and water damage during an overnight fire on Monday, according to the City of Winnipeg.

Crews with the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service were called to the fire at a five-storey building in the 100 block of Creek Bend Road just after 1:40 a.m.

When firefighters got to the scene, they found smoke and flames coming from the building.

The city noted the sprinkler system was activated, and crews extinguished the fire just after 2:20 a.m.

Paramedics treated one person at the scene, but they did not have to go to the hospital. The evacuated residents used Winnipeg Transit buses as temporary shelters.

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