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Winnipeg firefighters battle early morning blaze at William Whyte home

Winnipeg fire crews are pictured responding to an early morning blaze in the 600 block of Alfred Avenue on May 30, 2024. (Joseph Bernacki/CTV News Winnipeg) Winnipeg fire crews are pictured responding to an early morning blaze in the 600 block of Alfred Avenue on May 30, 2024. (Joseph Bernacki/CTV News Winnipeg)
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Fire crews were on scene Thursday morning battling a fire at a home in the William Whyte neighbourhood.

The city says the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports just before 4 a.m. of a structure fire in the 600 block of Alfred Avenue.

CTV News Winnipeg observed multiple crews on scene of the two-storey home Thursday morning.

Firefighters attacked the flames quickly, getting the fire under control at 5:02 a.m.

According to a news release, residents were able to get out before firefighters and paramedics arrived. One person was taken to hospital in unstable condition.

Crews searched the building and found two cats inside, one of which had died.

Damage estimates are not available. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

The city’s emergency social services team was brought in to help residents displaced by the fire find temporary accommodations.

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