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GSPS seeking info, video surveillance in fatal fire investigation

Anyone with information about Buchanan Street fire asked to contact police
Greater Sudbury Fire Services is on scene of a residential fire on Buchanan Street.

Greater Sudbury Police said it is still in the process of notifying next of kin before the service will release any more information about the person who died in a house fire on Buchanan Street this morning.

At 9:35 a.m. this morning, police were called to assist with traffic control in the area of Buchanan Street as firefighters responded to a residential fire. Upon extinguishing the fire and clearing the building, firefighters located an unconscious woman, confirmed by fire services, inside one of the residential units.

The woman was taken to hospital by City of Greater Sudbury Paramedic Services, but was pronounced dead in the hospital by medical professionals.

“At this time, police are attempting to locate the next of kin, so no further information related to the person’s identity will be provided and the cause of death is unknown at this time,” said GSPS in a news release.

Detectives from the major crime section of the Criminal Investigation Division are working in collaboration with the Ontario Fire Marshal’s Office, in order to determine the cause of the fire, and the Coroner’s Office, in order to determine the cause of death. 

A post mortem will be conducted through the Coroner’s Office in order to assist in determining a cause of death.

GSPS officers will remain on scene and will be canvassing the area for information and video surveillance footage.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to contact our Criminal Investigation Division at 705-675-9171 or Crime Stoppers at 705-222-8477.