Early morning fire strikes Fort Garry campus

Investigators trying to determine cause of fire in Central Energy Plant

The south side of the Central Energy Plant on the Fort Garry campus after an early morning fire. Photo by Craig Adolphe.

Firefighters were called to the University of Manitoba’s Fort Garry campus just before 6 a.m. this morning to put out a fire.

The fire started on the South side of Central Energy Plant, located on the corner of Maclean Crescent and Service 1 Rd S, across from Mary Speechly Hall.

As of 9:20 a.m. no cause had been identified for the fire but firefighters, police, and university security services remained on site while investigators worked to determine the cause.

A tweet from the University of Manitoba’s official twitter account warned that the university’s heating system may be affected by the damage.