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5-year-old dies in McCreary, Man. house fire

Ste. Rose du Lac RCMP were called to a fatal house fire in McCreary early Thursday.
Ste. Rose du Lac RCMP were called to a fatal house fire in McCreary early Thursday. File / Global News

A child is dead following a house fire in McCreary, Man. early Thursday.

Emergency crews were called to the fire at a home on 4th Avenue around 1:40 a.m.

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Witnesses told police the home was completely engulfed with people trapped inside.

With help from neighbours, a 28-year-old woman from the home, and the Citizens on Patrol Program, a three-year-old child was rescued and taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The 28-year-old woman was also taken to hospital with serious injuries.

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A five-year-old child was pronounced dead at the scene.

RCMP along with the Office of the Fire Commissioner are investigating.

McCreary is located on the east side of Riding Mountain National Park, 194 km northwest of Winnipeg.

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