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Multiple fire crews respond to ‘significant fire’ at Logan Avenue warehouse

Multiple fire crews were called to a massive lumberyard warehouse fire that prompted evacuations and a smoke warning in Winnipeg’s Dufferin industrial area early Sunday morning.

The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) was called around 1:36 a.m. on August 6 to a “significant fire” at Anco Lumber in the 900 block of Logan Avenue. Crews called a second alarm due to the size and scale of the fire, which brought more firefighters and equipment to the scene.

Firefighters attacked the flames from the outside using aerial ladders and hand-held hose lines. One firefighter sustained a minor injury and was assessed by paramedics, but did not need to be taken to hospital.

WFPS crews are expected to be on scene throughout the day. Nearby residents are advised to close their doors and windows to protect their homes’ air quality.

Six houses on Alexander Avenue have been temporarily evacuated as a precaution. Two Winnipeg Transit buses were called to provide shelter for evacuated residents.

As of Sunday morning, Logan Avenue and Alexander Avenue between Arlington Street and McPhillips Street are closed. Pedestrians and drivers are asked to avoid the area.

This is a developing story.

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