Winnipeg firefighters tackle heavy smoke as strip mall restaurant burns

Winnipeg firefighters tackled an early-morning blaze Wednesday at a McLeod Avenue restaurant.The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) said the fire was in a commercial strip mall in the 800 block of McLeod. Crews had to battle through heavy smoke before getting the fire under control just before 6 a.m.The restaurant suffered significant fire, smoke and water damage, and a neighbouring unit was also affected by water damage.READ MORE: Customers continue to line up at drive-thru as Winnipeg A&W burns to the groundNo one was in the building at the time, WFPS said, and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.No damage estimates are currently available.WATCH: Fire prevention tips after a string of early morning blazes