a traffic light on a rainy day: Fire crews battle a blaze on McDermot Avenue in Winnipeg.


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Fire crews battle a blaze on McDermot Avenue in Winnipeg.

What was once a home on the corner of Isabel Street and McDermot Avenue is now a pile of rubble, having caught on fire Friday morning in a blaze that injured a firefighter.

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The city has since torn down the home and fenced off the corner lot property in Winnipeg’s West End.

The air still smelt of burnt wood Saturday morning.

Now, an adjacent business owner is conflicted about the two-and-a-half storey house that burnt down near his store.

“I had such a mix of emotions. To be honest, I was angry, I was happy, a little sad because I just see this situation happening over and over and over again in this area particularly,” said Rick Shone.

Shone, who owns Wilderness Supply on Isabel Street, said the house has been an issue since

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