Four lives claimed in fire in Oxford Mills

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Four North Grenville residents have perished in a fire that broke out at a home near Oxford Mills.

On January 10, at 6:15pm, officers from the Grenville County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were called to assist members of the North Grenville Fire Service, at a residential fire on Stone Road.

At first, the people thought to be in the house at the time were reported “unaccounted for”; however, on January 13, the OPP sent out a press release stating that four bodies had been recovered from the scene. While their identities had not been confirmed by the Regional Coroners Office at the time, family members were notified. OPP spokesperson, Bill Dickson, says that, while it is a tragic incident, at this point they are not looking at any obvious signs of foul play.

The incident remains under investigation by the Office of the Fire Marshall and the Coroner’s Office, with assistance from the Grenville OPP.

Hilary Thomson, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The North Grenville Times