7 dead, including 4 children, after fire at home in Chestermere, Alta.

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Chestermere RCMP on Friday at the scene of a house fire.  (Justin Pennell/CBC - image credit)
Chestermere RCMP on Friday at the scene of a house fire. (Justin Pennell/CBC - image credit)

Seven people are dead, including four children, after a early morning fire in Chestermere, Alta.

RCMP Cpl. Tammy Keibel said five people escaped from the blaze.

The cause of the fire has yet been determined but a preliminary investigation does not indicate criminal activity at this point, she said.

"It's a very tragic situation," Keibel said.

Keibel said the deceased individuals found in the home were as follows:

  • A man and a woman aged approximately 38 years old.

  • A woman approximately 35 years old.

  • Two 12-year-olds, one male and one female.

  • An eight-year-old girl.

  • A four-year-old boy.

Emergency crews remain on scene.

The home is located on the 300 block of Oakmere Close. The block is currently closed and emergency crews remain on site.

Residents of Chestermere are asked to stay clear of the area and give crews room to work.

Chestermere is located immediately east of Calgary.

More to come.

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