Intense fire rips through Winnipeg A&W restaurant

Winnipeg fire crews battled a blaze at an A&W restaurant on Main St. that’s left the burger chain restaurant completely destroyed on Sunday.Tony Sawicz was in the area when he noticed smoke billowing out the roof of the restaurant.

Crews are seen working to put out flames at A&W restaurant.

Crews are seen working to put out flames at A&W restaurant.Facebook / Crystal RiemerHe told Global News he dialed 911 just after 5 p.m. when he saw the flames, and in almost minutes he saw crews arrive on scene.Fire crews were forced to fight the flames from outside of the restaurant, as they crews deemed it dangerous due to high heat and heavy smoke.Sawicz said many people were oblivious to the situation, as vehicles continued to lineup in the drive-thru.READ MORE: House destroyed after Aberdeen Avenue blazeNearby residents say at least eight firetrucks could be seen working to fight the flames.No injuries have been reported, as all occupants were able to self-evacuate.The cause of the fire is under investigation.Global NewsHelp us improve GlobalNews.caGlobal NewsTake the survey now!
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