Large flames could be seen on the horizon early Thursday morning after a fire broke out in a West End home.

The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to a home in the 800 block of Banning Street shortly after 5:30 a.m.

Crews have shut down Banning Street between Wellington Avenue and Notre Dame Avenue as they battle the blaze. 

Motorists are asked to avoid the area. Crews are expected to remain on scene for an extended period of time.

There is no word on injuries at this time. 

More details to come.