Man Charged After Girlfriend Dies in Northern Manitoba Fire

Man Charged After Girlfriend Dies in Northern Manitoba Fire

RCMP Logo VehicleA man is facing manslaughter charges after his girlfriend died in a house fire in Thicket Portage, Manitoba last weekend.

Thompson RCMP were responding to an assault call March 2 when they were told the residence was also on fire.

Upon arrival, firefighters had located a 21-year-old woman inside the home. She was taken to the local nursing station and pronounced deceased.

A 22-year-old community man, who came to help get everyone out, suffered minor injuries and was treated on scene.

The 23-year-old resident of the home, Travis Munroe, was also treated for fire-related injuries. Police say Munroe was in a relationship with the woman and has also since been charged with arson with disregard for human life, two counts of assault and assault causing bodily harm.

He remains in custody.

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