1 dead in fire northwest of Kingston

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Emergency crews were called to a property on Bethel Road near the town of Yarker, Ont., on Feb. 20, 2021, after a passerby spotted a fire and called 911. A person's body was later recovered.
Emergency crews were called to a property on Bethel Road near the town of Yarker, Ont., on Feb. 20, 2021, after a passerby spotted a fire and called 911. A person's body was later recovered.

(Ontario Provincial Police - image credit)

Police are investigating after a body was found in the debris of a fire northwest of Kingston, Ont., on Saturday afternoon.

Emergency crews were called to a home on Bethel Road just west of the town of Yarker, Ont., at around 2 p.m., Ontario Provincial Police said in a news release.

A passerby had noticed a structure on the property was on fire and called 911, OPP said.

Fire crews eventually retrieved a body from the severely damaged structure, police said.

The victim was later identified as 62-year-old Howard Amey, who police say had been living there.

The fire is now under investigation by both the OPP and Ontario's Office of the Fire Marshal. Bethel Road was opened as of 6 p.m.