Crews had been in a defensive mode for most of the evening, meaning firefighters did not enter the fire zone due to concerns about explosions.
But Kuryluk said fuel that was inside the warehouse had burned down enough to allow crews to get closer to the fire with a foam truck borrowed from the Department of National Defence's 17 Wing base in Winnipeg.
I know one of the guys that was on the truck last night. Scary stuff. We could hear the explosions from way out here.
Now they've got this to deal with..High winds worsen brush fire
Firefighters are continuing to attack a stubborn grass fire in Charleswood this afternoon.
High winds are fanning the flames of the blaze, located between Loudoun Road and McCreary south of Wilkes Avenue in southwestern Winnipeg.
he fire is between Loudoun Road and McCreary south of Wilkes Avenue.
Fire platoon chief Albert Sigfusson said so many fire crews have been tied up that the department has only about 30 per cent of their leftover force covering other fire halls in the city. About 18 fire trucks have been on site at all times since 8 a.m.
"It is tough because the fire hydrants are located a mile away," Sigfusson added.