Manitoba

Fire guts 4 residences in Winnipeg

Three firefighters suffered minor injuries while battling a blaze that took about three hours to put out in Winnipeg's North End.
Flames shoot out the roof of a duplex in Winnipeg's North End. (CBC)

Three firefighters suffered minor injuries while battling a blaze that took about three hours to put out in Winnipeg's North End.

Large flames could be seen shooting out of the roof of a duplex at 96 McKenzie Street, where the fire started around 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

A woman carries a dog away from the scene of Tuesday's fire. (CBC)

It then spread from that duplex to a neighbouring one. When it was finally extinguished at about 11 p.m., it had gutted four residences in the two buildings and caused an estimated $400,000 in damage.

All occupants of the four residences made it out safely but some pets have not yet been found and it is not known whether they made it out.

The injuries to the firefighters were not serious, though a spokesperson had no details on what they were.

The cause of the fire is still unknown. The Arson Strike Force and Office of the Fire Commissioner are investigating.

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