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One person found dead after fire at Pembina Highway motel
WINNIPEG – One person is dead and another injured, after a fire in a Pembina Highway motel Sunday morning.
Shortly before 8:40 a.m. on Sunday, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service was called to a motel in the 1800 block of Pembina Highway. Crews had the fire under control by 8:57 a.m. and contained the damage to one suite.
Crews found one person dead after searching the structure. One Firefighter was also injured and taken to hospital in stable condition.
WFPS said all other residents evacuated and no other injuries were reported. There are no damage estimates available at this time.
One staff member told CTV News he saw a small amount of smoke and called 911 right away.
He said more than 20 people live at the motel, but the person who rented out the affected suite hasn’t been staying there long. One man who has been staying at the motel since the spring said the fire is shocking.
Winnipeg police officers remained on scene Sunday afternoon. Police said they support the WFPS after every fatal fire.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
-with files from CTV's Beth Macdonell