Downtown Winnipeg Building Engulfed in Flames

Downtown Winnipeg Building Engulfed in Flames

Hargrave Street Fire
Flames and smoke billow from an abandoned apartment building on Hargrave Street on Monday, April 6, 2015. (DAVID FARTHING / TWITTER)

Winnipeg fire crews battled a large apartment building fire in the city’s downtown on Monday evening.

Flames and smoke could be seen shooting from the vacant, four-storey building at 44 Hargrave Street at around 6:30 p.m.

Access to surrounding streets was blocked by police and cadets as firefighters worked in the area.

Walls of the building began to collapse, landing on at least one vehicle nearby. Demolition crews were to be brought in later tonight.

There were no reported injuries or details on how the fire started.

A damage estimate wasn’t available.

The City of Winnipeg says 13 WFPS apparatus were involved in the operation.

— Staff