Crews fight house fire in Winnipeg's Elmwood area

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Crews fight house fire in Winnipeg's Elmwood area

Emergency crews were on scene fighting a fire at a home in Winnipeg's Elmwood neighbourhood on Sunday evening.

The fire broke out in a back bedroom of the Nottingham Avenue residence, said Doug Martin, platoon chief with Platoon 4 of Winnipeg's Fire Paramedic Service.

Crews were dispatched around 8:30 p.m.

Upon arrival, Martin said crews found the home "fully charged with smoke."

"It was thick, black smoke, free-venting out of the back of the house. There was enough heat, et cetera, that it blew out the back window," he said.

Two people were able to get out of the home without injury when they noticed the fire, Martin said.

"Crews immediately went into an offensive fire attack, knocked the fire down," he added.

Martin said there was significant damage to the bedroom where the fire started, but said he couldn't provide a damage estimate.

By around 9 p.m., the fire was under control.