Second fire guts Pritchard Avenue house
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A house in the North End will have to be demolished after the second fire there in just over a month.
Firefighters were sent to the two-storey house in the 400 block of Pritchard Avenue shortly before 11 p.m. Wednesday. They were unable to get inside because of fire conditions and damage from a previous fire, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service said in a news release Thursday morning.
Fire crews used an aerial ladder to blast water on the blaze.
The WFPS said the house is considered a complete loss. Arrangements are being made for the building to be demolished because its structural integrity has been compromised.
Fire crews will remain at the site to extinguish hotspots until the demolition is done. Pritchard Avenue remains closed between Salter and Powers streets.
Occupants from one neighbouring house were temporarily evacuated as a precaution, the WFPS said.
People were living in the multi-family dwelling when a fire broke out early on Dec. 11. The house sustained significant damage from smoke, fire and water in that incident.