Manitoba

Crews rush to houseboat fire, possible explosion in Winnipeg

Emergency crews were called to a fire and reports of a possible explosion in south Winnipeg on Thursday night.

Lack of hydrants in the area means water shuttled in using tankers

No injuries were reported in Thursday's houseboat fire in south Winnipeg. (Pat Martel/CBC)

Emergency crews were called to a fire and reports of a possible explosion in south Winnipeg on Thursday night.

Firefighters found a houseboat and trailer engulfed in flames just before 10:30 p.m. on Cadboro Road in the Bridgwater Forest neighbourhood.

There were no hydrants in the area so water had to be shuttled in using tankers, a news release from the city says.

No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation and no damage estimates are available at this time.

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