Brandon firefighters battle house fire

Firefighters are battling a house fire in Brandon, Man., on Tuesday that sent thick smoke over parts of the city.

Fire broke out in 3-storey home around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday

The fire seen Tuesday evening hours after it began at a three-storey home at the corner of 4th Street and Louise Avenue in Brandon, Man. (Riley Laychuk/CBC)

Firefighters battled a house fire in Brandon, Man., on Tuesday that sent thick smoke over parts of the city.

The fire broke out in a three-storey home at the corner of 4th Street and Louise Avenue at about 2:30 p.m. CT.

The fire broke out at home at about 2:30 p.m. CT on Tuesday. (Riley Laychuk/CBC )

It was fully engulfed when emergency crews arrived at the scene. Smoke could be seen from blocks away. 

Firefighter found the home fully engulfed when they arrived. (Riley Laychuk/CBC )

Firefighters were still dousing the building with water more than five hours after it started. 

Firefighters standing atop a fire truck aim extend and aim a water hose out over the fire. (Riley Laychuk/CBC)

The home had been converted into a number of apartment units. 

The blaze burned for hours Tuesday. (RIley Laychuk/CBC)

There is no word if anyone was injured or what sparked the fire.

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