Man dies in house fire

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LASALETTE -- A man died in a house fire in Lasalette on Satur­day.

Fire crews were called to a home on Lasalette Road shortly af­ter 9 a.m. where the man was found in­side, said Nor­folk OPP Const. Ed Sanchuk. He be­lieves the call was made by a neigh­bour.

The name of the vic­tim has not been re­leased. Sanchuk said Satur­day it would take some time to de­ter­mine his iden­tity and no­tify the next of kin.

Sanchuk said there was no one else in the home at the time of the fire.

“We want to at­tempt to get an iden­ti­fi­ca­tion and get some clo­sure for the fam­ily.”

There was yel­low tape sur­round­ing the house on Sun­day and an OPP cruiser parked out front but no vis­i­ble signs of fire dam­age. Sanchuk said there was “quite a bit of dam­age” in­side the home.

Sanchuk said the On­tario Fire Mar­shal was called in but there is noth­ing to in­di­cate there is any­thing sus­pi­cious or any foul play.

“Lasalette is a very small com­mu­nity,” said Sanchuk. “Some­thing like this hits close to home. Our thoughts and prayers go out to ev­ery­body.”

Post­media News Photo

Fire­fight­ers re­sponded to a call about a house fire on Lasalette Road on Satur­day morn­ing where they found a man dead in­side. The name of the vic­tim hasn't been re­leased.

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