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10-Jan-2020

House completely destroyed by fire, one person remains unaccounted for in Grey Highlands


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JANUARY 10 UPDATE FROM GREY BRUCE OPP — On January 10, 2020 Grey Bruce OPP, along with OPP Forensic Identification Services, Grey Highlands Fire Department and Ontario Fire Marshal, returned to the scene of the structure fire and continued the fire investigation.

After a search of the burned residence, remains have been located. Ontario Coroner's Office is now involved in the investigation. Grey Bruce OPP are waiting to after a post mortem examination before providing any identification.

Police will be remaining on scene as the investigation continues.

FROM A JANUARY 10 GREY BRUCE OPP MEDIA RELEASE — On January 9, 2020 at 7:14 a.m. Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were dispatched to a fully engulfed house fire at Artemesia-Euphrasia Townline, east of Grey Road 13, Grey Highlands. At the scene OPP officers were able to account for two of the three occupants living in the home.

Grey Highlands Fire Department and Grey County Paramedics attended the scene. One of the two occupants, at the scene, was transported to hospital by an ambulance with serious injuries.

Artemesia-Euphrasia Townline was closed in the area for half the day while Grey Highlands fire fighters battled the flames.

Police remain on the scene at this time and continue to investigate with the Ontario Fire Marshal the cause of the fire. The third occupant of the residence has not been accounted for at this time.

Anyone with information that can assist Grey Bruce OPP with this investigation, call 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at www.cstip.ca, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

 


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Updated March 12, 2020.

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