Fire lights up North Kildonan sky after downed power line sparks blaze

Manitoba Hydro says arcing power lines are to blame for a fire that lit up the sky over North Kildonan Tuesday night. Elva Giesbrecht/Instagram

Manitoba Hydro says arcing power lines were the reason for a fire and flashes that could be seen throughout the sky in North Kildonan Tuesday night.

Crews were called to the scene just before 9 p.m. near Devon Avenue and Roch Street.

Manitoba Hydro said the fire was likely caused by a tree falling and hitting a power line.

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Ihor Holowczynsky, WFPS Assistant Chief of Fire/Rescue Operations said there were no injuries, and while people in the area were evacuated, they have since been let back into their homes.

Hydro shut the power off in the area while crews attended to the scene.

Arcing power lines sparked a blaze in North Kildonan Tuesday night. Submitted/Lucas Behringer

The WFPS is working with Hydro to resolve the downed line.

Roch Street and Brazier Street are closed between McLeod Avenue and Devon Avenue while crews complete their work.

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