Eight families left homeless after fire in Manitoba

Eight families are homeless after fire ripped through a housing complex on a Manitoba First Nation.

SCANTERBURY, Man. — Eight families are homeless after fire ripped through a housing complex on a Manitoba First Nation.

The blaze broke out early Friday evening at a two-storey building on the Brokenhead First Nation.

Two Mounties were nearby when they got the call about the fire and helped get several occupants safely out of the complex.

About 30 firefighters from the First Nation, East Beaches Fire & Rescue, and the Rural Municipality of St. Clements responded to the call.

Thick smoke could be seen from Highway 59.

A band councillor said everyone inside the complex has been accounted for and no one was injured.