Manitoba

1 person rescued from West Broadway house fire, taken to hospital

A person was rescued from a multi-unit house fire in Winnipeg's West Broadway neighbourhood and taken to hospital on Sunday afternoon.

Firefighters called to Langside Street and Westminster Avenue at 4:30 p.m. Sunday

A fire burns in the area of Langside Street and Westminster Avenue. (Travis Golby/CBC)

One person was rescued from a multi-unit house fire in Winnipeg's West Broadway neighbourhood and taken to hospital on Sunday afternoon.

Firefighters were called to the area of Langside Street and Westminster Avenue at about 4:30 p.m. Sunday, a news release from the city says.

Flames could be seen coming from the second-floor windows, and the area was very smoky.

Neighbouring homes were temporarily evacuated as a precaution.

The fire was declared under control about five hours later.

Winnipeg Transit was rerouted away from the fire, and traffic was redirected as well.

A number of fire trucks were on the scene of a fire in the West Broadway area on Sunday afternoon. (Travis Golby/CBC)

Members of the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service rescued one person from the building who was taken to hospital in stable condition.

Crews searched the building and confirmed no one else was inside.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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With files from Travis Golby

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