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1 dead following house fire near Colborne: Northumberland OPP

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One man is dead following a house fire just east of Colborne early Sunday. Northumberland OPP say a woman managed to get out of the home safely. Tricia Mason has the latest – Jun 3, 2024

A man is dead following a house fire in Cramahe Township, east of Cobourg, Ont., early Sunday.

Northumberland OPP say around 3:40 a.m. emergency crews responded to an engulfed house fire on Blyth Park Road, just five kilometres east of the village of Colborne.

Police say a man in his 40s was confirmed dead in the residence. A woman made it out safely.

OPP say a pet is also missing.

Neighbours, who declined to provide their names, say the man and woman were engaged and set to get married this summer.

The Office of Ontario Fire Marshal (OFM) and the Office of the Chief Coroner are assisting police with the investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call Northumberland OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or you anonymously via Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or online at http://www.stopcrimehere.ca.

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— with files from Tricia Mason/Global News Peterborough

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