Manitoba

Child, 5, dead after early morning house fire in McCreary, Man.

Initial witness reports said the house was fully engulfed and there were people trapped inside after an early morning fire that left a five-year-old dead, and sent a three-year-old and an adult woman to hospital.

Another child, 3, was rescued from the blaze with the help of community members: RCMP

Initial witness reports said people were trapped inside a McCreary home after an early morning house fire that left a five-year-old dead, and sent a three-year-old and an adult woman to hospital, RCMP said. (David Bell/CBC)

A five-year-old child is dead following a house fire in McCreary, Man., early Thursday morning, RCMP said in a news release.

Around 1:40 a.m., Ste. Rose du Lac RCMP responded to a report of a house fire on Fourth Avenue in McCreary, which is about 200 kilometres northwest of Winnipeg, near Riding Mountain National Park.

Initial witness reports said the house was fully engulfed and there were people trapped inside, the release said.

With help from community members and a 28-year-old woman who lived in the house, a three-year-old child was rescued and taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The 28-year-old woman was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

A five-year-old child was pronounced dead at the scene.

The RCMP and the fire commissioner's office are investigating.

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