Manitoba

Person dies in Winnipeg house fire, another person escapes

Emergency crews were called just after 8:30 a.m. Tuesday to a home on Young Street, in the Spence neighbourhood, where a fire claimed the life of one person.

Crews called just after 8:30 a.m. to Young Street between Sargent and Ellice avenues

Members of the Winnipeg Police Service forensic investigations unit joined a fire investigator looking into a fatal house fire on Young Street on Tuesday morning. (Gary Solilak/CBC)

A house fire claimed the life of one person in a central Winnipeg neighbourhood early Tuesday, while a second person managed to escape.

Emergency crews were called just after 8:30 a.m. to the home on Young Street, between Sargent and Ellice avenues in the Spence neighbourhood.

When they arrived, smoke was pouring from a bungalow, a news release from the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service stated. They also found the one resident who was able to get out.

Crews attacked the fire and declared it under control at by 9 a.m.

Once they were able to get inside and search the house, they found the other resident. That person was declared dead at the scene.

No information was provided on the age or sex of the person who died.

An investigation is underway into the fire. Damage estimates are not available at this time.

Fire crews found the body of one resident once the fire was extinguished in this home and they were able to search the house. (Gary Solilak/CBC)

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