Second person dies from apartment fire in Collingwood, Ont.

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COLLINGWOOD, Ont. — Provincial police say a second person has died following a fire in a Collingwood, Ont., apartment building.

Police say 89-year-old Ruth Hall died in hospital and an autopsy found smoke inhalation was a contributing factor.

Another person died at the scene of the blaze last week. That person has since been identified as 61-year-old Mary McOuat.

Police say the fire broke out in the four-storey apartment building in the early hours of Sept. 20.

They say a joint investigation with the Office of the Fire Marshal is now concluded.

Police say the fire is not considered suspicious.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 28, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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