A firefighter was taken to hospital with a minor injury as the result of an apartment fire early Sunday morning.
Fire crews responded to a call at around 2:07 a.m., at the Lyndhurst apartment block in the 100 block of Balmoral Street, north of Broadway, where officials said they found fire venting out a window from a third floor suite of the three-storey apartment building.
Crews worked to extinguish the blaze from the third storey hallway before it could spread beyond the suite it originated in. The suite was searched and no occupants were found. All occupants of the apartment building were evacuated and placed on Winnipeg Transit buses.
There was extensive damage to the suite with smoke and water damage to the rest of the building. The cause is under investigation.