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UPDATE: Housing complex destroyed in Winnipeg’s North End

WINNIPEG — A massive fire sent smoke and flames shooting from a large building in Winnipeg’s North End Tuesday afternoon.

The fire started around 1 p.m. in a Manitoba housing complex near Dufferin Avenue and McGregor Street.

Global's Skyview-1 helicopter overhead a blaze in the North End.
Global's Skyview-1 helicopter overhead a blaze in the North End. Global's Skyview-1
MIRV on scene at Tuesday afternoon fire. .
MIRV on scene at Tuesday afternoon fire. . Talia Ricci / Global News

Three people went to hospital with minor injuries but they aren’t considered life threatening according to John Lane, district fire chief with the Winnipeg Fire and Paramedic Service.

There’s no word on how the fire started but it doesn’t appear to be suspicious. No damage estimates were available but the building appears to be extensively damaged, the roof of the entire complex looks completely destroyed.

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