Police identify victim of early Tuesday morning fire in Havelock

Fire that claimed the life of 70-year-old Barbara Stoddard has been deemed non-suspicious

Peterborough County OPP and the Havelock-Belmont-Methuen Fire Department responded to a fire at Havelock residence on October 13, 2020, where they located the body of a person. Police have now identified the victim as 70-year-old Barbara Stoddard of Havelock-Belmont-Methuen Township. The fire has been deemed non-suspicious. (Photo: OPP)
Peterborough County OPP and the Havelock-Belmont-Methuen Fire Department responded to a fire at Havelock residence on October 13, 2020, where they located the body of a person. Police have now identified the victim as 70-year-old Barbara Stoddard of Havelock-Belmont-Methuen Township. The fire has been deemed non-suspicious. (Photo: OPP)

Police have released the name of the victim of a fire at a Havelock residence early on Tuesday morning (October 13).

At around 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Peterborough County OPP and the Havelock-Belmont-Methuen Fire Department were called to respond to a structure fire on County Road 30 south of the village of Havelock.

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At around 9 a.m., they located the body of a person within the structure, and have now identified the victim as Barbara Storring, 70, of Havelock-Belmont-Methuen Township.

The Office of the Fire Marshal was contacted and investigated the cause of the fire. The fire has been deemed non-suspicious and the police investigation is closed.

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