At approximately 22:15, April 18th, there was a fire at the rear of 59 Donald. While the investigation is still underway, it would appear that the recycle bins are the source of the fire and spread to a nearby vehicle.
The Vehicle was engulfed in flames and several explosions were heard by tenants within the apartment building.
One bystander stated,
"It was like being in a war zone! There were flames everywhere, smoke and then these explosions! I was terrified!"
Fire fighters arrived quickly and extinguished the blaze within minutes. A truck that was parked next to the exploding car was also affected by the intense heat (as seen in picture below). Damage is estimated to be in the range of $60,000.
While it is unclear how the fire actually started in the recycle bin, a mentioned theory is that it was not a malicious act but rather the unfortunate result of a full recycle bin, a bin picker, a lit cigarette and high winds.
Car explodes as tenants fear for their lives! More to come as news unfolds!
33 Princess St. and Notre Dame, where Donald Street starts. A furniture store was there for years and we managed to document it before it packed up and went the way of the dodo. A furniture graveyard.
Just a couple shots of the gutted interior before it got a shiny new paint job...and a $300 a month rent increase!
Continuing the DSC's Archeological pursuits in Winnipeg, we present a demolision site in North Kildonan, just off Peguis on Henderson Hwy. As the old Safeway was removed to make way for the new trendy version, our intrepid explorer ventured into the asbestos laden rot, to document and to share.
Always on the lookout for Archaeological pursuits within contemporary environments, the Donald Street Collective would like to share an Urban Exploration submission from an intrepid explorer.
If interested, the actual historical context of this deserted exchange haunt is linked here:
108 Princess Street History
Whether driving by as a child in the family vehicle, or having a smoke outside the Yellow Dog Tavern as an adult, The Midtown Troll has been studying this fading mural for decades.
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