Tue. Dec 7th, 2021

Part of Main Street near downtown Winnipeg has been closed in both directions while crews fight a fire in the 800 block.

The city says Main Street between Jarvis Avenue and Selkirk Avenue was closed in both directions, and crews are expected to be on site during the afternoon.

Part of Main Street near downtown Winnipeg is closed in both directions while crews fight a fire in the 800 block.

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Part of Main Street near downtown Winnipeg is closed in both directions while crews fight a fire in the 800 block.

William Ludwick / Global News

It is said that reports of the fire in the commercial building with several units started coming in at 07.43 on Sunday.

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Winnipeg firefighters put out two early morning fires Sunday

At least six fire trucks and a handful of other rescue vehicles were seen at the scene, and crews sprayed the building from the ground a well using air hoses.

The city says firefighters were also working to protect nearby buildings.

A firefighter was injured and transported to the hospital in stable condition, according to the city. Nearby units were evacuated, but no other injuries were reported.

The building is considered a complete loss and the city says heavy equipment must be brought in to tear down the structure. A nearby church also suffered smoke and water damage.

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Damage estimates were not available and the cause is still under investigation.

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