The Ontario Fire Marshall’s Office and Peterborough police are investigating after one person died in a fire at a Peterborough home on Sunday morning (September 24).
At 11:32 a.m. on Sunday, Peterborough Fire Services responded to a report of a structure fire at a home on Meadowview Road in the east end of Peterborough, with one occupant trapped inside the home.
Upon arrival, fire crews found heavy smoke exiting the structure and confirmed one occupant of the home was still unaccounted for. They searched the home and located the missing occupant deceased inside the structure.
Fire crews then extinguished the fire, with estimated damage at $400,000.
No further information has been released as the Ontario Fire Marshall’s Office and Peterborough police are investigating the incident.
Unconfirmed media reports are that the fire began in a basement apartment, four people were inside the home at the time of the fire and three escaped, and the occupant who died was female.
This is a developing story and will be updated when more information is available.