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Fire on Rutland causes $80K damage

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Firefighters attend a house fire at 333 Rutland Street close to Ness Avenue. Winnipeg Fire District Chief Stadnyk reported that there were no injuries, but the family has been transported to hospital for assessment. Damage could reach $25,000.

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Firefighters attend a house fire at 333 Rutland Street close to Ness Avenue. Winnipeg Fire District Chief Stadnyk reported that there were no injuries, but the family has been transported to hospital for assessment. Damage could reach $25,000. Photo Store

A morning fire in Winnipeg’s King Edward neighbourhood caused $80,000 in damage and sent a family to hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.

A 1.5-storey house on Rutland Avenue, south of Richardson International Airport, had to be evacuated Monday morning due to a fire that started in an upstairs bedroom, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service said.

Four people were sent to hospital and treated for smoke-inhalation. The fire caused $40,000 in damage to the property and $40,000 in damage to the home’s contents. The cause is under investigation, WFPS said.

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