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One person was found dead after a fire at the Pembina Highway motel



WINNIPEG – One person was killed and another injured, after a fire at a Pembina Highway motel on Sunday morning.

Shortly before 8:40 on Sunday, the Winnipeg Fire Service was sent to a motel in block 1800 Jalan Pembina. Crews control the fire at 8:57 am and contain damage to one suite.

The crew found one person dead after searching the structure. One fire brigade was also injured and taken to hospital in stable condition.

WFPS said all other residents were evacuated and no other injuries were reported. There is no damage estimate available at this time.

A staff member told CTV News that he saw a small amount of smoke and immediately called 911.

He said more than 20 people were staying at the motel, but the person who was renting out the affected suite had not stayed there long. A man who has been staying at the motel since spring said the fire was shocking.

Winnipeg police officers remain at the scene Sunday afternoon. Police said they supported WFPS after every fatal fire.

The cause of the fire is being investigated.

-with files from CTV Beth Macdonell


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