Four children lost their lives after a blaze ripped through a home near Kane, Manitoba on Wednesday.[fwdevp preset_id=”8″ video_path=”s8lk8xMifV4″]
Ralph Groening from the R-M of Morris says the four older children were in the second level of the two-storey farmhouse near Kane, about 95 kilometres southwest of Winnipeg.
He says volunteer fire crews were unable to get a ladder to a second-floor window because the fire was too far advanced.
Groening says the parents are receiving medical care and the three surviving children are staying with friends.
Bernard Schellenberg, the municipality’s volunteer fire chief, says the father made the emergency call when he saw smoke as he was returning from work.
The fire is under investigation by the Manitoba Fire Office and the R-C-M-P.