Peterborough police have determined a fire early on Tuesday morning (April 30) that seriously injured the occupant of an East City apartment is not suspicious in nature.
Emergency services were called at around 4:52 a.m. on Tuesday to respond to a fire in a second-floor apartment above Sparrows Hair Studio at 72 Hunter Street East, adjoining the Peterborough Examiner’s building.
Police, fire services, and EMS attended. Fire crews evacuated all of the occupants of the multi-unit residence, rescuing one person from the unit involved in the fire. The person was treated on scene, taken to a local hospital, and then transported by Ornge air ambulance to a Toronto hospital with serious injuries.
The fire was quickly brought under control and damages were contained to the second-floor unit where the fire occurred.
Police had closed off a small section of Hunter Street East with police tape and barriers until around 11 a.m. on Tuesday morning.
Initially, police were assisting the Office of the Ontario Fire Marshal with an investigation into the fire. Now that police have deemed the fire to be non-suspicious, they are no longer involved with the investigation.