July 28, 2014 12:08 pm

Death of man found at Winnipeg fire scene was homicide, police say

Police say a man found at the scene of a fire at the Holiday Towers was killed.

Riley McDermid / Global News

WINNIPEG – A man found suffering from injuries at the scene of an apartment fire in downtown Winnipeg was killed, police believe.

Emergency services responded to a fire alarm at the Holiday Towers in the 100 block of Hargrave Street at about 5:40 a.m. Saturday, a news release from the Winnipeg police says.

Firefighters quickly put out a small fire in one of the suites and found a man with upper-body injuries.

The man was taken in critical condition to hospital, where he later died, police said.

The fire caused about $10,000 damage to the building.

The homicide unit is investigating. Police ask anyone with information about the incident or a suspect to call them at 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-8477.

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