Firefighters were on scene for seven hours battling a blaze at a building on Talbot Ave. and Stadacona St. Sunday morning.

Around 7:20 a.m. the call came in from an off-duty member of the Winnipeg fire department.

After battling the blaze for hours, fire officials said a decision was made to demolish the building to extinguish the hot spots that still existed. 

The area is currently under a fire watch, which means fire crews will monitor the area for 24 hours to ensure it does not reignite. 

It's not clear what caused the fire.