Manitoba House Fire That Killed Four Brothers Ruled Accidental

Manitoba House Fire That Killed Four Brothers Ruled Accidental

Froese Family
Timmy Froese (left to right), 12, and brothers Danny, 10, Henry, 9, and Bobby, 15, are shown in a handout photo from the Facebook page “Kane Fire Tragedy.” (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Facebook/Kane Fire Tragedy)
Kane Fire
Firefighters looks on as the remnants of a house smolder following a fatal house fire in Kane, Man., on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

A house fire that killed four children in southern Manitoba last winter has been ruled accidental, but the cause wasn’t determined.

The Office of the Fire Commissioner has concluded their investigation into the blaze, which killed four brothers of the Froese family, aged 9, 10, 12 and 15. Three other children and their mother were able to escape the February 25, 2015 fire.

“The extent of the fire damage prevented efforts to determine with certainty the cause of the fire, despite months of interviews and investigative efforts. The investigation is now closed,” a statement from the Fire Commissioner read.

Kane is located about 95 kilometres southwest of Winnipeg.

— Staff