WATCH: Winnipeg firefighters battle a stubborn blaze on Elgin Avenue after it flared up again early Thursday.
WINNIPEG – Firefighters were called out again early Thursday to a blaze they first responded to at about 5 p.m. Wednesday.
The fire started in a vacant house in the 600 block of Elgin Avenue in the downtown core and spread to the home next door. Rotating crews of firefighters fought the stubborn blaze in -30 C weather.
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They were called back to the scene at around 4 a.m. when the blaze rekindled, with flames again shooting through the roof of a home. The blaze was finally put out shortly before 7 a.m. Thursday.
The home that first caught fire is completely destroyed and the second suffered extensive damage, firefighters said. The cause of the fire was unknown Thursday morning.