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Police now say senior killed in Newdale, Man. house fire

Wasagaming RCMP are investigating a fatal house fire in Newdale, Man.
Wasagaming RCMP are investigating a fatal house fire in Newdale, Man. File / Global News

Police now say it was an elderly man who died when a house in Newdale, Man. went up in flames last week.

Emergency crews were called to the fire at the home in the community, roughly 224 km northwest of Winnipeg, around 5:40 a.m. Friday.

Police originally said one person was found dead in the home, but were waiting for an autopsy to confirm their identity.

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No other injuries were reported.

On Wednesday police said the victim has been identified as a 74-year-old man.

Wasagaming RCMP say the fire does not appear to be suspicious, but the exact cause has yet to be determined.

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