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Brockville Police investigating fatal fire at Perth and Brock Streets

Photo by Adrian Parker

A fire broke out at a building at the corner of Perth and Brock Streets in Brockville at about 3 a.m. on the morning of Saturday, Sept. 16.

“At this time, one occupant of the building has been confirmed deceased,” Brockville Police said in a media release. Police say personal details of the deceased are not being disclosed at this time out of respect for the victim’s family.

Police were originally looking to locate and speak to the other three residents of the building; they have since all been accounted for, media officer Darryl Boyd confirmed later Saturday afternoon.

The police, the Brockville Fire Department, the Office of the Fire Marshall and the Office of the Chief Coroner remain on scene investigating the incident as of Saturday afternoon.

According to a Brockville Police Facebook post issued Saturday evening, the area “is going to be closed until at least Tuesday to allow the Office of the Fire Marshal to investigate.” The post warns that “not following the direction of the police caution tape and crossing the line could result in being arrested for obstruct.”

Police say the total dollar amount of damages is not yet known, and no charges have currently been laid.

The public is asked to avoid the area.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Brockville Police Service at 613-342-0127 extension 0. Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-(TIPS)8477.

Photos by Adrian Parker

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