Ste. Rose du Lac RCMP are investigating a fatal house fire.

This morning, November 28, at approximately 1:40 a.m., RCMP received a report of a house fire.

The fire, on 4th Avenue, in McCreary, Manitoba was fully engulfing the house and there were people trapped inside, according to witnesses. 

A 3-year-old child was rescued from the house and taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries with assistance from community members from the Citizens on Patrol Program.

A 28-year-old female occupant of the residence was also rescued and taken to hospital with serious injuries.

RCMP says, "A five-year-old child was pronounced deceased at the scene."

The Office of the Fire Commissioner alongside the RCMP continue to investigate.