Winnipeg family loses everything in North End house fire
Man at home during Parr Street blaze escapes safely with family pets
Emergency crews were called to the fire at the home on Parr Street at about 12:30 p.m.
"When we got back, my honey was outside and he shouted to us. He said, 'The house is on fire, the house is fire!' " Genaille said. She and her 15-year-old son were at a store at the time of the fire.
Crews got the fire under control but not before it destroyed the home.
"It got into the wall of the exterior," district fire Chief Rick Sterzer said. "They won't be going back in there tonight, that's for sure."
The family's Christmas presents were also lost in the fire.
The cause of the fire is under investigation. Officials haven't yet released a damage estimate.
There are no active fundraising efforts being carried out yet, but members of the family said they'll use the next couple of days to try to come up with a plan.
The family is staying at a home owned by Dennis's brother, Charles Rudolph. It's currently being renovated and Charles has agreed to let them stay in the home until they can find a permanent place to live.
- The woman whose home was destroyed is named Trudy Genaille. An earlier version of the story said her name was Charity Jenaille.Dec 28, 2015 10:33 AM CT