A portion of McDermot Avenue is closed Friday morning as crews battle a blaze at a vacant home.

The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service was called to the 500 block of McDermot Avenue just before 1 a.m. Friday.

Responders survey the scene at McDermot and Juno

The fire appears to be limited to just one building on the corner of McDermot Avenue and Juno Street.

McDermot is closed to traffic from Kate Street to Isabel Street.

There is no word at this time how long the closure will remain.