Man dead after house fire near Holyrood, police say

A residential fire near Salmonier Nature Park left one person dead over the weekend, according to police. (Google - image credit)
A residential fire near Salmonier Nature Park left one person dead over the weekend, according to police. (Google - image credit)

A man is dead after flames engulfed his home near Holyrood, N.L., police said in a release Tuesday morning.

RCMP did not identify the 64-year-old, whose remains were found inside his burnt-out residence in Deer Park, just west of Salmonier Nature Park.

Officers from the Holyrood and Ferryland detachments arrived to the scene on Saturday following reports of a fire. The home was ablaze when they arrived, according to police.

The chief medical examiner and the province's fire commissioner are working on the continuing investigation, RCMP said.

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