Two women were sent to hospital with smoke inhalation after a fire in Winnipeg's West End.

Crews were called to a fourplex in the 800 block of Victor Street at about 12:30 a.m. on Thursday.

The fire started in a basement suite.

The condition of the women, who got out of the suite on their own, is not believed to be serious.

A dog and three cats, however, needed rescue and some had to be revived by firefighters.

Damage from the fire is estimated $300,000.

The cause is under investigation.