Woman’s death in house fire now a homicide: Winnipeg police

Winnipeg police are treating the death of a woman in her 60s at a house fire near the intersection of Wardlaw Avenue and Scott Street as a homicide.

This marks the city’s 29th homicide of 2021, putting Winnipeg on pace to break the 44-homicide record set in 2019 as the city’s worst-ever.

The incident, which took place around 11 p.m. Sunday, started at a two-storey house and extended to an adjacent convenience store.

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While one person was able to escape the blaze, firefighters attempted a rescue of the woman, who was on the second floor.

She was taken to hospital in critical condition, where she later died of her injuries.

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Police will be providing more information about the incident Wednesday afternoon.

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