Doncaster street fire sends 3 to the hospital, 2 cats perish

The Winnipeg Fire Department logo on a fire truck. Elisha Dacey/Global News

A fire on Doncaster Street sent three people to hospital overnight.

Winnipeg fire crews say a two-storey townhouse caught fire at around 4 a.m. on Thursday and was put out 90 minutes later.

Read more: Winnipeg firefighters battle Sherbrook Street blaze Wednesday morning

Read next: This gibbon became pregnant while living in isolation. How is that possible?

One person escaped the home on their own and was admitted to hospital in stable condition.

Two bystanders went into the building to search for others who might have been trapped inside before crews arrived.

The pair were rushed to the hospital, one stable, the other unstable.

Read more: Man, 45, dies in fire on Logan Ave., Winnipeg police investigating

Read next: Tourist booed, punched, hit with stick after climbing sacred Mexican pyramid

Story continues below advertisement

Fire crews discovered two cats caught in the house. One was found dead, while the other couldn’t be resuscitated.

Two units were significantly damaged and others were also affected by smoke.

Officials believe the fire started as a result of a smoking accident.

Click to play video: 'Fire claims vacant Winnipeg duplex early Monday'
Fire claims vacant Winnipeg duplex early Monday

Sponsored content