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Winnipeg firefighters battle 7 suspicious West End blazes

Winnipeg firefighters battle 7 suspicious West End blazes
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Winnipeg firefighters were kept busy early Wednesday, battling a series of suspicious blazes within about a two-hour span in the citys West End.

According to a City of Winnipeg release, just before 3 a.m. the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service was called to the alley in the 500 block of Furby Street where they put out a garbage fire.

A few minutes later, they went to 550 Furby Street where they found a two-car garage fully engulfed in flames.

Smoke pours from a garage at 550 Furby St. (CTV News Winnipeg).

The fire was declared under control just before 4 a.m.

At 3:10 a.m., WFPS received a report of a fire in a three storey apartment building in the 400 block of Furby Street, the same building where a fire occurred earlier this month.

Crews evacuated the building and got the fire under control by 3:30 a.m.

Tenants were able to return to their suites after the fire was extinguished.

At 4:18 a.m., crews responded to another garbage fire in the 500 block of McGee Street, just three blocks away.

Minutes later, at 4:24 a.m., a fire was reported on the exterior of a home in the 600 block of Agnes Street, in the block over. That fire was quickly extinguished, but crews then discovered two separate garbage fire in the same block.
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