On Sunday September 30, 2012 Portage la Prairie RCMP, Portage la Prairie Fire Department, Elie Fire Department and St. Claude Fire Department responded to 3 fires in and surrounding St. Ambroise, Manitoba. The Office of the Fire Commissioner assisted in the investigation. The fires were located along Provincial Road 430 in the RM of Portage la Prairie, Provincial Road 411 east of St. Ambroise in the RM of Portage la Prairie and along the west side of Lake Road in St. Ambroise. The fires, combined, covered an extensive area, over a number of square miles. The fires had posed a potential endangerment to 10 homes and structures in and around St. Ambroise. The Fire Department was able to extinguish the fires before damage was done to any of the buildings. No injuries were reported with this incident. The Office of the Fire Commissioner deemed that the fires were not accidental.
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