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Winnipeg firefighters douse two-and-a-half-storey building fire Thursday

A Winnipeg fire truck. Sam Thompson / Global News

Fire officials are investigating a fire that caused major damage to a vacant two-and-a-half-storey building on William Avenue on Thursday.

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Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service said crews arrived about 5:15 p.m. to find the blaze had spread throughout the structure.

Neighbours were advised to stay put while fire crews doused the flames.

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WFPS said the situation was under control at 7:10 p.m.

The source of the fire is currently under investigation.

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