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Winnipeg firefighter suffers injury battling vacant house blaze

A firefighter battles a blaze.
A firefighter battles a blaze. File Photo / Pixabay

A firefighter suffered a minor injury while battling a blaze in a vacant house in Winnipeg early Sunday morning.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service personnel went to a fire in a vacant two-storey house in the 600 block of Pritchard Avenue just after 5 a.m.

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Firefighters launched a defensive attack against the blaze while they gained access to the house. Once they got into the building, they went on the offensive, declaring the fire under control at around 6:30 a.m.

Crews searched the house and found no one inside.

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Paramedics treated a firefighter who got injured on scene. The firefighter did not require transport to hospital.

The cause of the fire is under investigation and no damage estimates are yet available.

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