A fire in Gilbert Plains yesterday morning has claimed the lives of two men, according to RCMP.
At approximately 6:30 a.m., Dauphin RCMP responded to a residential fire on Health Avenue West in Gilbert Plains, which is located 195 kilometres north of Brandon.
Local fire and emergency personnel worked to extinguish the fire.
A 46-year-old man was transported to hospital, where he was pronounced dead. A second occupant of the residence, a 48-year-old man, was dead at the scene.
The Office of the Fire Commissioner is assisting the investigation.
The cause of the fire is unknown at this time and the names of the deceased will not be released.
» Brandon Sun
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition July 11, 2014