On Christmas Eve, at approximately 3:00 am, Dauphin RCMP were on patrol when they noticed smoke coming from a house in the 300 block of 2nd Avenue NE. The Dauphin Fire Department were quickly dispatched and the home was immersed in flames upon arrival. Upon searching and clearing the first floor looking for potential occupants, the heat, smoke, and visibility played havoc with the firefighters attempts to search and clear the second floor. Once the fire had been deemed under control the second floor was searched and cleared, and no one was located in the home. Eventually the fire was brought under control at 9:30 am and crews remained on-site until early afternoon to help with the investigation and to ensure all spot fires inside the structure were completely extinguished. According to the Dauphin Firefighters report the house is a complete loss and the fire was determined to be suspicious in nature following the investigation by the Manitoba Office of the Fire Commissioner. Anyone with any information regarding this incident are asked to contact the Dauphin RCMP at 204-622-5050.
Photo: Dauphin Fire Department