Early-morning apartment fire in St. Vital sends one person to hospital

A Winnipeg fire truck. Global News / File

One person was taken to hospital and another was treated by paramedics following an early-morning fire in an apartment building in Winnipeg’s St. Vital area Monday.

Crews went to a seven-storey building in the 0-100 block of Arden Avenue at 6:47 a.m. after an automatic alarm was triggered.

Firefighters quickly determined that smoke was coming from a suite on the third floor and had the fire under control by 7:08 a.m.

Some people had evacuated by the time crews arrived, the city stated in a press release. Two people were assessed and treated by paramedics with one taken to hospital in stable condition. No other injuries were reported.

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The city’s Emergency Social Services was also called in to help several tenants find a temporary place to stay.

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The fire is reported to have been contained in a single unit. No damage estimates are available.

Emerson Avenue Fire

Meantime, no injuries were reported following a fire at a bungalow in the River East area.

The city says crews responded to calls about a fire at the building in the 400 block of Emerson Avenue at 10:38 p.m. Sunday.

Firefighters noticed light smoke coming from the home and opened up a portion of the building to find the fire within a building cavity.

It was declared under control at 11:08 p.m.

The people living there evacuated before crews arrived.

The cause of both fires is now under investigation.

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