Police Investigating Death of Man who Perished in Suspicious Fire

Police Investigating Death in Fire

WINNIPEG - Police are investigating a suspicious death after a fire in a home on Manitoba Avenue took the life of a man in his 60's.

Police and Fire Paramedic personnel responded to a fire on Manitoba Avenue on June 1 at about 10:50 PM. When they arrived, they encountered heavy flames and smoke inside the home.

Two people inside had self-evacuated and one of the residents was taken to hospital in stable condition. A man in his 60's was discovered deceased inside the home.

The cause of the fire is believed to be suspicious in nature.

This investigation is continuing by members of the Homicide Unit. Anyone with information that may assist investigators is asked to call 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

TOPICS:   Winnipeg Fire

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