Person dead after rooming house fire in Winnipeg


Firefighters found a body in a North End Winnipeg residence while putting out flames inside the structure on Thursday.

Woman also treated at scene for non-life-threatening injuries

A black and white police cruiser is parked in front of a two-storey rooming house. The building is square with a small porch at left, and a light is on above the front entrance.
Police are investigating after a body was found at this Flora Avenue rooming house on Thursday. (Meaghan Ketcheson/CBC)

A fire in a North End Winnipeg residence has left one person dead.

Fire crews were called around 12:30 a.m. to the two-storey building on Flora Avenue near McGregor Street, which police said is a rooming house.

While extinguishing the flames, firefighters located a body and called police. A woman was also treated at the scene for non-life-threatening injuries.

No information about the sex or age of the person found dead, nor the suspected cause of death, has been released by police.

The police service’s major crimes unit is investigating and anyone with information is asked to call 204-986-6219 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477). 

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  • We initially reported that two people were sent to hospital, one of them in critical condition, based in information from police. In fact, one person was found dead and the other was treated at the scene, police said later. No one was sent to hospital.

    Apr 20, 2023 10:29 AM CT

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