Fire in Winnipeg’s North End kills 2 cats, sends 3 people to hospital

Three people were sent to hospital and two cats were killed due to a fire in Winnipeg’s North End on Tuesday night.

The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service said crews were sent to a three-storey Redwood Avenue apartment building around 11:15 p.m.

Although building residents were able to escape the flames before fire crews arrived, three people were assessed by paramedics at the scene and taken to hospital in unstable condition.

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The blaze was under control within the hour, firefighters said. A search of the building led to the discovery of a cat, who was rescued, although two other cats were discovered dead after the fire was extinguished.

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