Two people are in hospital, one in serious condition, after an apartment fire in Winnipeg.

Officials say careless cooking caused the fire, just after 11 p.m., in a fifth-floor suite in the 100 block of Clarke Street, near River Avenue and Donald Street.

Both adults in the suite suffered smoke inhalation.

One is in serious condition, the other is stable, police said.

A cat was also in the suite and was rescued.

Officials say damage is estimated at $110,000.