Boy dead, woman in hospital after house fire in Manitoba First Nation

By The Canadian Press

An 11-year-old boy has died following a house fire in a First Nation in western Manitoba.

RCMP say the fire erupted Saturday evening in Sioux Valley Dakota Nation when four adults and three children were inside the home.

Six got out without serious physical harm, but the boy was pulled out and rushed to hospital, where he died.

The Mounties say people from the community were trying to put out the blaze, and a 65-year-old woman suffered serious injuries while trying to get the boy out of the house.

She remains in hospital.

The cause of the fire has not yet been determined and the Office of the Fire Commissioner is assisting with the investigation.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 27, 2023

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