Winnipeg police said two people were transported to hospital after a third floor fire at an apartment on Corydon Avenue.

Officers said the blaze broke out around 4 a.m., and the two people suffered minor smoke inhalation.

The Winnipeg Fire and Paramedic Service said the building was evacuated and the fire was extinguished.

Jennifer Ramos lives in the apartment. She said she was woken up at 4 a.m. by the voices of firefighters and their radios outside the building.

She said she could smell smoke and quickly left the building.

"I touched the door handle to make sure it wasn't hot," Ramos said.

She said fire crews were heading up the stairs as she was going down.

A number of the tenants were gathered outside, Ramos said.

Ramos is waiting to get back in her suite to check on the extent of the damage, but in the meantime she's staying with her friends and family.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Winnipeg police said the street was closed temporarily but reopened at 7 a.m. Sunday.