Propane tank explosion guts motor home in Elmwood

Emergency crews rushed to the scene of a propane tank explosion in Elmwood Sunday morning, where a gutted vintage motor home is now a burnt shell surrounded by blackened debris.

Winnipeg police say the propane tank attached to the motor home on the 300 block of William Newton Avenue exploded around 10:15 a.m.

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Police say the cause of the blast is still unknown, but no one was injured.

Fire crews saw flames jutting from the motor home at around 10:15 a.m. and quickly doused the blaze. Nearby homes were evacuated as a precaution.

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A Global News camera operator observed officers handcuff a woman at the scene. She was driven away in a police car. Police have not yet confirmed if the woman was in fact arrested or whether she had any connection to the explosion.

A man was shot on the same block of William Newton Avenue Saturday afternoon.

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