1 dead following house fire in Colborne: Northumberland OPP

OPP say one person died following a house fire in Colborne on Wednesday afternoon. Lars Hagberg / The Canadian Press

One person has died following a residential fire in Colborne, Ont., on Wednesday afternoon.

According to Northumberland OPP, around 2:30 p.m. police were notified of a fire at a residence on Norton Lane in Colborne, about 25 kilometres east of Cobourg.

Cramahe Township firefighters were on scene when police arrived. Firefighters removed a female occupant from the home. She was transported to hospital where she was pronounced dead, OPP said.

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The identification of the victim is being withheld pending next-of-kin notification.

The Office of the Ontario Fire Marshal was contacted and was on scene investigating, OPP said.

According to Today’s Northumberland, investigators concluded on Wednesday night the cause of the fire was deemed accidental due to careless smoking.

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There were working smoke alarms in the home, the OFM said on scene.

On Thursday morning, OPP identified the victim as Tanya Skeew Hawk, 45, of Cramahe Township.

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