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Mish house fire results in death

Thursday November 29, 2012

A Mishkeegogamang house fire has claimed the life of one person.

Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service confirmed one fatality in the Nov. 23 residential fire, which was reported at about 3 a.m. at 159 Sandy Rd. in the road-access community located about 315 kilometres northwest of Thunder Bay.

Human remains were located at the scene, with a post-mortem examination to be conducted at Kenora Lake of the Woods Hospital.

The identification of the deceased is not available at this time and no other injuries or deaths have been reported.

The NAPS North West Region Crime Unit and detachment assisted by the Ontario Provincial Police North West Region Forensic Identification Unit based out of Kenora and the Ontario Fire Marshall are investigating the residential fire.

Further details will be released as they become available.

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