Wolseley couple finds flames shooting from neighbour's home

A house fire in Wolseley has caused $180,000 in damage.

Winnipeg fire crews arrive within minutes to extinguish Evanson Street blaze

A home on Evanson Street appears badly burned after a house fire broke out Saturday night. (Wendy Buelow/CBC)

A house fire in Wolseley has caused $180,000 in damage.

The blaze broke out around 11 p.m. at a home on Evanson Street near Westminster Avenue.

Paula Roeder and her husband were coming home from dinner when they noticed a haze in their backlane and saw flames shooting out of the windows at a home across the street.

“My husband called 911, and one of the other neighbours went knocking on the windows to make sure there was nobody in there,” she said.

Roeder said fire crews arrived within minutes, but a lot of damage had already been done.

“Just in that short amount of time you could tell that it had really gotten much worse,” she said.

Roeder said a paramedic at the scene told her everyone had gotten out.

Fire officials confirmed no one was hurt in the fire, but there is no word yet on what caused the blaze.

“I want to know how it started because it’s two houses over from where I live,” she said. “The building on the corner has had a fire in it as well in the last five years. It seems to be creeping closer to us.”