Four fire departments needed to extinguish massive house fire in southern Manitoba

A home in a small southern Manitoba community was engulfed in flames Saturday afternoon, forcing five neighbouring fire departments to lend a hand to put out the blaze.

Carman firefighters say they were called to a home in Roseisle — a community 20 minutes to the west — at around 3:30 p.m.

Fire crews say they arrived with two pumper trucks and a tanker truck to fight the blaze, but their efforts switched to protecting neighbouring homes from the massive fire instead.

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Crews immediately requested more help due to the size of the fire.

Crews from the rural municipality of Grey Fire Department – St.Claude Station and Elm Creek Station, Miami Fire and Rescue and Roland Fire Department were called in. A total of 27 firefighters poured more than 27,000 gallons of water onto the fire.

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The Carman Fire Department says the home was a total loss. The fire is not considered suspicious.

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