June 11, 2019 6:12 pm
Updated: June 11, 2019 6:54 pm

Vacant house on Pritchard Avenue catches fire – again

Scott Duarte/Global News

A vacant home that burned late last year burned again on Tuesday afternoon.

A house at 679 Pritchard Ave. in the North End caught fire at about 4:30 p.m.

It appears the fire started in the garage and moved to the house, and also set a hydro pole on fire.

The home next door at 675 Pritchard Ave. also suffered damage, and a house on Manitoba Avenue was damaged as well.

RELATED: Winnipeg firefighters battle a blaze on Pritchard Avenue in December. 

One witness said they heard an explosion before the flames began. A firefighter on scene said the fire was likely arson, but there was no confirmation on what caused the blaze.

There appear to be no injuries. Damage is estimated at about $55,000, said firefighters at the scene.

The same house caught fire in December of 2018 and police at the time deemed the fire “suspicious.”

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