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Strike force probes arsons in St. Boniface

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A string of fires in St. Boniface — including one that caused the evacuation of an apartment building on De La Morenie Street — kept the Winnipeg Fire Department busy Saturday night.

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A string of fires in St. Boniface — including one that caused the evacuation of an apartment building on De La Morenie Street — kept the Winnipeg Fire Department busy Saturday night. Photo Store

Firefighters were kept busy responding to a rash of suspicious blazes this morning.

Winnipeg police said several fires to vehicles, garages and garbage bins were ignited between 4:30 a.m. and 5 a.m.

Police said all the fires — in the 500 block of Des Meurons Street, 400 block of Desautels Street, 500 block of De La Morenie Street and 300 block of Provencher Boulevard — are considered suspicious and the Arson Strike Force has been notified.

Anyone with information is asked to call investigators at 204-986-6813 or CrimeStoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

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