1 person found dead after hotel fire in Winnipeg

One person was found dead in a motel fire in Winnipeg. Police are investigating. Global News

One person was found dead inside a Winnipeg motel after a fire Sunday morning.

The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service says crews were called to the Capri Motel on Pembina Highway at 8:39 a.m.

Firefighters were able to contain the blaze before 9 a.m. and the damage was limited to one suite.

Crews found one person who was declared dead on scene. All the other people at the motel had evacuated before the fire trucks arrived.

Gord Hosking, who lives in an adjacent apartment building, watched as fire crews battled the blaze.

“I (saw) the fire trucks and grey smoke coming out of the hotel suites, they bashed the windows out, they dragged a couch out and the police showed up,” Hosking said.

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“They had everything under control, it didn’t spread — they did their job well,” Hosking said of the crews.

Winnipeg police are also investigating but there’s no word on the cause of the fire.

One firefighter sustained an injury while on scene and was taken to hospital in stable condition.

The deceased’s name has not yet been released.

— with files from Erik Pindera

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