At approximately 2:45pm this afternoon, Brandon Fire and Emergency Services along with Oakland/Wawanesa Fire Department responded to a report of a structure fire near the junction of roads 107W and 52N (Spring Valley Road) south-east of Brandon.
Upon arrival, fire crews observed a house fully engulfed in flames. It was determined that the house was a total loss, and that fire crews would go into defensive operations to protect neighbouring structures and prevent nearby grass/trees from catching on fire. Ammunition that was stored in the house created a safety concern for firefighters, as it was exploding throughout the duration of the fire. One person suffered minor injuries but refused transport to hospital. The house is a total loss.