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Body of missing family member found in debris of house fire

By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff

 | Feb 25, 2014 - 11:37 AM |
One person is missing after fire gutted a Manitoulin Island home on Feb. 22, said the Ontario Provincial Police. File photo.

One person is missing after fire gutted a Manitoulin Island home on Feb. 22, said the Ontario Provincial Police. File photo.

The Ontario Provincial Police found the body of the missing family member among the debris of a Manitoulin home destroyed by fire on Feb. 22. 

The body was scheduled for a post-mortem examination on Wednesday. Further forensic DNA examination will be required to determine the identity of the victim.


Manitoulin OPP and the Ontario Fire Marshal are continuing the investigation into the cause of the fire. Members of the OPP Forensic Identification Unit are also assisting.

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One person is missing after fire gutted a Manitoulin Island home on Feb. 22, said the Ontario Provincial Police.

The home is located on Rockville Road in Northeast Manitoulin and the Islands Township. The building was fully engulfed in flames when police and members of the NEMI volunteer fire department arrived on scene at 9:13 p.m.

Preliminary investigation shows that five members of a family were home at the time when the fire broke out, said the OPP. The flames quickly spread, completely destroying the home.

Four members of the family made it out of the house. One member of the family is uncounted for.

Three were sent to hospital for burns and smoke inhalation. One member was transferred to Sudbury in serious condition from burns. The other two sustained non-life threatening injuries.

Manitoulin OPP is continuing the investigation and has called in the Ontario Fire Marshall to assist. Members of the OPP Forensic Identification Unit are also assisting.

Further details will be released when they become available.

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