RCMP believe Virden fire deliberately set, request assistance

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Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Manitoba

On Saturday, September 23, 2017, at approximately 05:45 am, the Virden RCMP received a report of a structure fire located on 7th Avenue in Virden.

The fire began in one building and spread to two others before being brought under control. Three buildings suffered extensive damage. RCMP believe the fire to be deliberately set.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Virden RCMP at 204-748-2046 or call Manitoba Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477, submit a secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com or text “TIPMAN” plus your message to CRIMES (274637).

The Westman RCMP, Brandon Major Crimes Unit and the Office of the Fire Commissioner continue to investigate.