Manitoba

Crews battle house fire in Winnipeg

Several people were chased into the cold by a house fire in Winnipeg on Thursday.

Several people were chased into the cold by a house fire in Winnipeg on Thursday.

It broke out just after 6 a.m. in the 600 block of Spence Street, between Cumberland and Notre Dame Avenues.

The residents were put into police cruiser cars to keep warm while fire crews quickly put out the flames.

Fire officials said it was sparked by a light fixture on the second floor of the two-storey home, which is divided into separate suites.

There were no injuries.

An estimate of the damage is not yet available.

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