Winnipeg fire crews were kept busy Sunday night into Monday morning battling two fires within hours of each other. 

The first fire broke out just after 10 p.m. Sunday in a two-and-a-half-storey home in the 400 block of Ross Avenue.

Heavy flames were seen pouring from the home when crews arrived. Firefighters initially attacked the fire from inside the structure, but deteriorating conditions forced them to switch tactics to attack from the outside. The fire was declared under control at 5:07 a.m. on Monday.

All occupants of the home were able to self-evacuate before crews arrived. No injuries were reported.

Firefighters located two cats inside the building and reunited them with their owners. 

The City of Winnipeg’s Emergency Social Services (ESS) team responded to the scene to help seven people find temporary accommodations.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.  

At 2:15 a.m. on Monday, firefighters responded to a second fire in a bungalow in the 900 block of North Drive. 

At the scene, crews saw flames coming from the home. Firefighters attacked the fire from the outside until it was safe to enter the building. Crews declared the fire under control at 3:10 a.m.

Firefighters searched the home, and no occupants were located. No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.