1 person killed during overnight fire in Tillsonburg: OPP

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One person was killed in an overnight fire in Tillsonburg, according to Ontario Provincial Police in Oxford County.

A neighbour spotted the fire shortly before 1 a.m. at a home on John Pound Road. The neighbour entered the garage of the home and, encountering thick smoke, called 911.

Emergency services were dispatched to the scene where firefighters found a person in the front room of the home.

Police say that despite life-saving measures the person was pronounced dead at the scene.

OPP say the fire is not deemed to be suspicious.

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