Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION
Posted: 12/12/2012 2:59 PM | Comments: 0
There were no smoke detectors in the house where a woman died in a fire on Monday night in Selkirk, the Manitoba fire commissioner’s office has told the RCMP.
Emergency crews were called to the house at 10:30 p.m. when neighbours saw the front porch engulfed in flames.
An autopsy has concluded that the woman, who was identified by relatives as Gloria Sanderson, succumbed to smoke inhalation during the blaze.
Sanderson’s dog was also killed by the fire, but nobody else was in the house at the time.
The damage to the house is estimated at $175,000, the RCMP said. No neighbouring houses were damaged by the fire.
Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories? Please use the form below and let us know.
Having problems with the form?Contact Us Directly
New legislation to expand protection for TV, Internet and cellphone consumers: province
Coach Carter wows Dakota students with rousing, hilarious speech
Nikki Yanofsky featured performer at Negev Gala
Have you been in a traffic collision? The Free Press wants to talk to you
Folk fest announces lineup for Big Blue @ Night
Farmers plan to seed record amount of soybeans
Police seek carjacking suspect after hydro poles damaged in chase
CAA poll picks St. James Street as worst road in Manitoba -- again
Periods of rain today, snow looking less likely
Cellphone use central issue of trial
Manitoba reaches deal on Canada Job Grant
Ex-city man pleads guilty to killing his wife
The Cube scores major design award
Manitobans' generosity continues after death