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Deadly Point Douglas house fire deemed non-criminal in nature: Investigators

A house fire in Point Douglas area early Friday morning. Kahla Shea / Global News

The house fire that claimed the lives of two people late last week has been deemed non-criminal in nature.

The determination was made following an investigation by the Office of the Fire Commissioner.

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The fire reportedly began on Prince Edward Street in Point Douglas at around 2:15 a.m. Friday. Two occupants were able to escape, but two others were later found dead inside home.

Global News has learned the two deceased include an 11-year-old girl and her grandmother.

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Police were previously investigating a possible connection with a teenager suspected of having starting four fires in the Point Douglas area early that same morning.

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The incidents have since been found to be unconnected.

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