August 14, 2019 12:29 pm

Winnipeg firefighters tackle heavy smoke as strip mall restaurant burns

The Winnipeg Fire Department logo on a fire truck.

Elisha Dacey/Global News

Winnipeg firefighters tackled an early-morning blaze Wednesday at a McLeod Avenue restaurant.

The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) said the fire was in a commercial strip mall in the 800 block of McLeod. Crews had to battle through heavy smoke before getting the fire under control just before 6 a.m.

The restaurant suffered significant fire, smoke and water damage, and a neighbouring unit was also affected by water damage.

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No one was in the building at the time, WFPS said, and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

No damage estimates are currently available.

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