RCMP confirm that a 45-year-old woman and a 42-year-old man were pulled from a burning home in Springhill, N.S. this week.
Both individuals were pronounced deceased at the scene. The names and cause of death for the two individuals has not been released.
“I can confirm at this time that we are not looking for any suspects in relation to the fire and the deaths of the two individuals,” said Cpl. Dal Hutchinson, RCMP.
Police and firefighters were called to a home on Beaton’s Lane shortly before 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday after a neighbour reported a home had caught fire.
RCMP are saying very little about the fire but continue to say it is suspicious.
“It’s something investigators with the office of the Fire Marshal are looking into and will be able to determine what the actual cause was and where the fire actually originated,” said Hutchinson.
It’s believed the couple who lived in the home had recently moved to town from Ontario and were renovating the property. A truck with Ontario plates was parked next to the home on Tuesday morning.
RCMP won’t say if they are investigating this as a murder-suicide.
“At this time, I cannot confirm that,” said Hutchinson.
“The investigation is ongoing and we’re looking at fire itself, what caused the fire. As well, we’re looking at the deaths of the two individuals in the home. That is something when the facts are confirmed that we can speak to at a later time.”
Police say the investigation is complex and are asking for patience from the public while they continue their work.
“The RCMP would like to dispel any rumours that may exist out there. We ask you and encourage you to wait for the facts to come out. This is something the investigators are collecting right now,” said Hutchinson. “If there was a risk to public safety, we would notify the public as we have a responsibility to do so. In this situation, we have not done that.”
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A debrief will be held at the Springhill Fire Department on Thursday to help first responders following the tragic incident.
“We’ve got four of our individuals right now who are having a hard time dealing with it. They’re fairly new,” said Chief Stanley Hunter, Springhill Fire Department.
“We have the Critical Incident Response Team coming tomorrow night and we’re going to have anybody involved be there to debrief with them.”
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The major crimes unit, forensic identification officers, the Nova Scotia Medical Examiner’s Service and the fire marshal continue to investigate the fire.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact RCMP or Crime Stoppers.