Five people taken to hospital after Alexander Avenue gas leak

A fire truck in Winnipeg in October 2022. Crews responded to three separate fires throughout Winnipeg Wednesday. Global News / File

A natural gas leak at a vacant duplex on Alexander Avenue sent five people to hospital.

Just after 4 p.m. on Tuesday, WFPS crews arrived at the home in the 500 block and confirmed there were high levels of gas in the atmosphere.

While nobody was in the house, five people from a neighbouring home self-evacuated and taken to hospital in stable condition.

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Manitoba Hydro crews arrived and turned off gas at the vacant house, and WFPS crews were able to ventilate the building until gas levels returned to normal.



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