Early morning house fire on Winnipeg’s Pritchard Avenue under investigation

The Winnipeg Fire Department logo on a fire truck. Fire crews spent an-hour-and-a-half fighting a fire at a home on Pritchard Avenue early Sunday. Elisha Dacey/Global News

Neighbouring homes had to be evacuated as firefighters spent an-hour-and-a-half attacking a fire at a house on Pritchard Avenue in Winnipeg early Sunday.

Crews were called to the fire at a two-and-a-half storey, multi-family home in the 400 block of Pritchard Avenue around 5:38 a.m.

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Despite heavy smoke and flames coming from the building, firefighters were able to fight the fire from inside the home, the city said in a release later Sunday.

The fire was declared under control just after 7 a.m.

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Everyone in the building was able to escape the fire, and the city says neighbouring homes were evacuated as a precaution.

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One person was assessed by paramedics at the scene, but did not need to be taken to hospital. There were no other injuries reported.

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The city says the home was significantly damaged by smoke, fire, and water.

The cause remains under investigation and an estimate of damage was not immediately available.

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