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Fire destroys RV and kills dog

RV destroyed by lightning strike.
RV destroyed by lightning strike. Tammy/Submitted

GIMLI – An early morning blaze in an RV park has completely destroyed one vehicle and left a young girl with minor injuries.

The incident happened Saturday morning around 5 a.m.at the Autumnwood Motel and RV Resort in Gimli.

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Co-manager Sheryl Kruse told Global News the RV was struck by lightning and was quickly set a blaze. There was a young woman, believed to be in her young 20’s, inside at the time. She managed to escape the trailer with just a few minor cuts and bruises.

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An early morning RV fire in Gimli believed to be caused by a lightning strike
An early morning RV fire in Gimli believed to be caused by a lightning strike. Adam Tarnowski/CJ Radio

However we are told one dog perished in the fire.

The provincial Office of the Fire Commissioner makes the final assessment and determination as to what caused the fire.