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One Person Dies in Explosion at Winnipeg Homeless Camp

February 16, 2021 1:48 PM | News

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WINNIPEG — One person has died following an explosion Tuesday at a temporary homeless camp on Higgins Avenue.

The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service says crews responded to reports of an explosion at around 11 a.m.

Crews found a temporary structure engulfed in smoke and flames when they arrived. It’s believed the explosions were a result of aerosols igniting.

Firefighters located one person deceased inside the camp. No other injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.


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