Quinte West OPP are conducting a death investigation after human remains were found at the scene of a residential fire.
Police say that on Sept. 20, at approximately 8 a.m., officers responded to a report of a fire at a residence on Nichols Road in Quinte West. Investigators have recovered human remains in the building. Members of Quinte West Fire and Emergency Services also responded to the scene.
The OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB), in conjunction with the Chief Coroner’s Office and the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service, will be leading the investigation.
An increased police presence is expected in the area during the investigation. Police say there is no risk to public safety.
Updates will be provided when available.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is requested to contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222- 8477 (TIPS), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward.