Dozens of people staying at a hotel in west Winnipeg were forced out of their rooms early Friday morning due to a fire.

It happened at the Howard Johnson Express Inn on Portage Avenue around 4:30 a.m.

Police said the fire originated in the kitchen, and was under control by around 5:30 a.m.

There are no reports of any injuries.

Officials are not yet releasing details on how much damage the blaze caused.