FOND-DU-LAC, Sask. – A northern Saskatchewan community is mourning the loss of a child after an early morning house fire on Saturday.
RCMP responded to a residential fire in Fond-du-Lac, Sask. around 7:30 a.m.
Upon arrival, two parents were found to have evacuated the blaze; however, RCMP were advised their daughter was still possibly in the home.
The body of a deceased 12-year-old girl was located inside.
“Everyone in the community, they know each other very well. At this point, they are all very struck by this tragedy,” said RCMP Cpl. Conal Lerat.
Lerat says grief counsellors will be made available to family.
One of the parents suffered minor injuries and received treatment at a clinic.
Currently, the cause of the fire is unknown but it is not believed to be suspicious.
An autopsy is expected as investigators look for the cause.