Manitoba

Mohawk Bay home charred in Winnipeg fire

A home on Mohawk Bay west of Archibald Street in Winnipeg was left completely charred after a house fire Saturday.

Fire started 10 minutes after residents came home, officials say

Winnipeg crews doused a fire that tore through this home on Mohawk Bay Saturday afternoon west of Archibald Street. (Cliff Simpson/CBC)

A home on Mohawk Bay west of Archibald Street in Winnipeg was left completely charred after a house fire Saturday.

Fire crews were called to the area at 4:30 p.m. after multiple reports of smoke and flames coming from the bungalow.

The home is still standing, but many of the windows smashed from the heat and the entire exterior was blackened by the fire. Two cars in the attached garage and a neighbouring home were also damaged in the fire.

"[Crews] encountered heavy flames coming from the car port extending into the house," said Winnipeg fire platoon chief Frank Leswick, adding south winds helped spread the flames from the garage to the home. 

Officials at the scene said the family who lived in the residence got home and the fire started about 10 minutes later. The residents evacuated the home. No one was injured in the fire.

A fire inspector is investigating the scene Saturday night to determine the cause of the fire and come up with a damage estimate.

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