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Broadway apartment building in Winnipeg evacuated due to fire

Two suites have been deemed unlivable at this apartment on Broadway after a fire occurred Saturday night. Iris Dyck / Global News

A five-storey apartment building on Broadway in Winnipeg was evacuated on Saturday night due to a fire that got out of control.

Crews arrived on scene just after 6 p.m. and declared the blaze under control just after 6:30 p.m.

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Most occupants safely self-evacuated and those who remained were assisted by firefighters.

Most of the building’s residents were able to return to their suites after the fire was extinguished, but two suites sustained significant fire and water damage.

The city is helping those people find temporary accommodations for the time being.

A Winnipeg Transit bus was also deployed to the scene last night to provide shelter for evacuees.

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