Rush hour traffic backed up after Winnipeg apartment fire
Traffic was backed up in Winnipeg’s Garden City area at rush hour Thursday after fire and paramedic crews responded to an apartment fire shortly after 5 p.m.
Lanes on Leila Avenue between McGregor Street and McPhillips Street were closed for a time. Eight fire trucks were on the scene and crews used ladders to access the third floor, where a fire had started in the bathroom of one suite.
Residents who lived in the apartment complex exited the building safely and warmed up in nearby buses while crews battled the blaze.
Crews successfully put the fire out before 5:30 p.m. and there were no injuries reported.
There was smoke and water damage to both the suite where the fire started and the suite directly beneath it. Fire officials don't yet have a damage estimate.