Man found dead in Portage la Prairie house fire

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RCMP in Portage la Prairie, Man., are trying to identify a person who was found dead in a house fire early this morning. Firefighters were called to the home on 15th Street around midnight Friday and found it engulfed in flames.

After they extinguished the fire, crews found the body of a person on the main floor. RCMP said they later learned the person was alone in the house at the time of the fire.

Portage RCMP and the forensic identification unit are working to determine the identity of the deceased person, police said in a news release. Manitoba’s Office of the Fire Commissioner is investigating the cause of the fire.

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