Emergency crews are on scene of a large fire at an apartment building on Tuesday morning.

Firefighters we called to the scene around 4:45 a.m. to a building in the 0-100 block of Gertie St. The incident was reported by on-duty members of the Winnipeg Police Service.

The Winnipeg Police Service say the building is vacant. However, the large blaze is causing concern for neighbouring buildings.

A number of street closures in the area are expected to be in place throughout the day, the City of Winnipeg's Traffic Management Centre says.

Closures include Gertie St. between McDermot Ave. and Bannatyne Ave. Both Bannatyne and McDermot are also closed in the area for emergency equipment.

The City is asking motorists to avoid the area.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. Damage estimates are not available but the building is considered a complete loss.