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Elderly Manitoba man dies trying to fight grass fire

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Posted by web-chief on Apr 27, 2012 @ 2:07PM


PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, MB - RCMP say a 78-year-old Manitoba man has been killed while trying to fight a grass fire on his property.

RCMP Cpl. Miles Hiebert says the fire broke out Thursday in a rural area southeast of Portage la Prairie and spread to a shed on the man's property.

The man attempted to control the blaze as fire crews were dispatched to the scene.

Source: The Canadian Press (click for full story)

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