Winnipeg fire sends one to hospital in critical condition, cat and dog die

One person was rushed to hospital in critical condition after a fire in Winnipeg on Sunday morning.

The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of a fire in a three-storey apartment at 6:33 a.m. in the 1000 block of Moncton Avenue.

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When crews arrived, they saw heavy smoke coming from the unit where the fire started. Firefighters were able to get the fire under control within half an hour.

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Crews searched the building and located one person who was transported to hospital in critical condition.

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They also found a dead cat and dog. Winnipeg Animal Services was called to the scene.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

No damage estimates are available at this time.

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