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Police investigate death of woman, baby after fire in Winnipeg home

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Winnipeg police are investigating the deaths of a woman and a baby after a fire at a home in the Centennial neighbourhood Wednesday. Global's Brittany Greenslade reports – Nov 19, 2020

Winnipeg police are investigating the deaths of a woman and a baby after a fire at a home in the Centennial neighbourhood Wednesday.

Emergency crews were called to a report of a water leak and the smell of gas coming from the home in the 200 block of Tecumseh Street around 11:40 a.m.

Police say crews found a fire inside the home.

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Sources told Global News, after that crews came upon a disturbing scene where they found the young woman and a baby dead.

The building owner said police were on scene for more than a day but officers have remained tight-lipped on the investigation.

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The owner told Global News the woman who died is in her mid-20s and had lived at the residence for around a year.

No further information on the victims has been released.

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On Thursday police called the deaths suspicious and said detectives from the Major Crimes Unit are investigating.

Anyone with information is asked to call investigators at 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS.

–With files from Global’s Brittany Greenslade

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