Manitoba

RCMP investigate after trailer fire leaves person and dog dead in Vita, Man.

Human remains were found after fire crews doused a blaze in a camper trailer in Vita, about 95 kilometres south of Winnipeg.

Fire crews find remains after camper blaze in southern Manitoba community near Canada-U.S. border

RCMP and the Office of the Fire Commissioner are investigating a fatal fire in Vita, Man. (CBC)

Firefighters found a person and dog dead after dousing a camper trailer fire Tuesday in a small southern Manitoba community.

Emergency crews were called at about 2:30 a.m. after reports of a fire in Vita, about 95 kilometres south of Winnipeg.

Human remains and the dead dog were located after the fire was extinguished, said RCMP Cpl. Julie Courchaine.

She said an autopsy is expected to take place Wednesday.

Ed Penner, a councillor for the rural municipality of Stuartburn, said he was aware of the fire but couldn't yet disclose details.

"Our thoughts and sympathies are with the family for the loss of their loved one," he said.

The cause of the blaze hasn't been released.

The investigation continues.

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With files from Bryce Hoye

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