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Winnipeg firefighters douse River Avenue fire, rescue lizard

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Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of a fire in a three-storey apartment building in the 300 block of River Avenue. No injuries were reported. Crews located and temporarily removed one lizard from a suite. The cause of the fire remains under investigation – May 19, 2022

A pet lizard was rescued from a Thursday morning fire on River Avenue, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service said.

Fire crews were called to the fire, in a suite at a three-storey apartment building, around 5:17 a.m.

The blaze was declared under control just before 7 a.m., although firefighters stuck around to monitor conditions and make sure the fire didn’t become rekindled.

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Fire officials said people inside the building were able to get out of the building before crews arrived and no injuries were reported.

A lizard was temporarily removed, and most of the occupants were allowed back into the building after it was ventilated.

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The fire was contained to a single suite, although there was smoke damage throughout the building. The cause is still under investigation.

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