Overnight fire causes extensive damage to Portage la Prairie community centre
Source: Facebook/Portage la Prairie Professional Firefighters Local 1079
WINNIPEG -- A community centre in Portage la Prairie, Man., suffered extensive damage following an overnight fire.
According to a Facebook post from the Portage la Prairie Professional Firefighters Local 1079, crews were called to the fire at the KoKo Platz Community Rec Centre around 1:20 a.m.
When firefighters from the Portage la Prairie Fire Department got to the scene, the building was engulfed in flames.
Firefighters worked hard to get the fire under control, however, the building suffered extensive damage.
Crews cleared the scene of the fire at 6:30 a.m.
In a Facebook post, the community centre said, “We were deeply saddened to wake up this morning to find our beloved community centre with extensive fire damage.
“We thank the Portage Fire Department for extinguishing the fire and keeping the neighbouring structures and forest safe.”
There’s no word yet on what caused the following or how much damage was done.
The community centre said if anyone heard or saw anything suspicious overnight to contact the police.