May 14, 2015 3:00 pm
Updated: May 14, 2015 3:03 pm

Bannatyne Apartments fire was arson, Winnipeg police say

Smoke billows from the roof of the Bannatyne Apartments on May 10.

Walther Berneral/ Global News

WINNIPEG – Arson caused the fire that resulted in an estimated $2.4-million damage to an Exchange District building immortalized on a Guess Who album, Winnipeg police say.

The Bannatyne Apartments, which are featured on the cover of the 1971 album So Long, Bannatyne, were vacant and under renovation at the time of the fire on the morning of May 10.

READ MORE: So Long, Bannatyne: building featured on Guess Who album burns

The Office of the Fire Commissioner investigated the fire and determined it was intentionally lit.

Police ask that anyone with information about the fire call arson investigators at 204-986-6813 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-8477.

READ MORE: Winnipeg apartment block fire cost pegged at $2.4 million

© 2015 Shaw Media

Report an error


Comments closed.

Due to the sensitive and/or legal subject matter of some of the content on, we reserve the ability to disable comments from time to time.

Please see our Commenting Policy for more.