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UPDATE: Fire crews battle flames and thick smoke on McNichol St.

Smoke from the home could be seen from kilometres away. Sean Leslie/Global News

WINNIPEG — A house fire raged at the intersection of Manitoba Avenue and McNichol St. on Saturday afternoon.

Thick, black plumes of smoke could be seen rising from the two-storey home from kilometres away when the fire started shortly after 11:30 A.M. A transit bus driver reportedly called it in when passing by while driving a route on Burrows Ave.

WATCH: Winnipeg father rushes two daughters to safety as fire spread to home

The fire was soon brought under control by firefighters. All residents escaped from the burning home. Nine occupants inside the home escaped, while one was taken to hospital in stable in condition.

Crews remain to clean up the scene.

 

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