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Winnipeg Police make arrest after man found dead in fire

A house on Manitoba Avenue after a Saturday night fire.
A house on Manitoba Avenue after a Saturday night fire. Julie Campbell / Global News

Winnipeg Police have made an arrest in the city’s 21st homicide

The death, originally treated by police as ‘suspicious’, was the result of a house fire in the 500 block of Manitoba Avenue on the night of June 1..

READ MORE: Homicide investigators looking into deadly Manitoba Avenue blaze

A man was killed in the blaze, which investigators believe was deliberately set.

Police identified the victim on Wednesday as Hubert Wilson McKay, 63.

Since then, 34-year-old William Joseph Campbell has been charged with second-degree murder and arson with disregard for human life and was detained in custody.

With files from Sam Thompson

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