House Fire at 513 William Injures Cops

Got the call early this morning to check this out. Here is the press release from the police.

Shortly before 11:30 p.m. on Friday March 27th, police were dispatched to a disturbance in the 500 block of William Avenue. Upon arriving, officers observed an active fire in a three storey apartment block. Two officers suffered minor smoke inhalation while attempting to clear the building. They were transported to the hospital in stable condition for treatment. Winnipeg Fire and Paramedic Services also removed a male from the building and transported him to the hosptial in unstable condition due to smoke inhalation. The fire was extinguished however approximately 12 people have been displaced due to the condition of the building. The intersection at William Avenue and Isabel remains closed at this time. (12:30 a.m.)The Arson Task Force is investigating the cause of the fire.

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