An investigation has begun after a garage caught fire and turned into a fatal house fire in the R.M. of Gimli

On January 28, 2023, at approximately 4:50 pm, Gimli RCMP received a report of a garage on fire on Viking Bay in the RM of Gimli. Officers attended with EMS and the local fire department. The fire spread quickly to the main part of the house.

When first responders were able to enter the premises, remains were discovered in the house. At this time, the identity of the remains is unconfirmed and an autopsy is taking place.

The investigation is continuing with the assistance of the Office of the Fire Commissioner.