2 dead after house fire in Georgetown

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WATCH ABOVE: The Ontario Fire Marshal is investigating a fire that engulfed a Georgetown home early Wednesday morning and killed two people. – Feb 17, 2021

HALTON HILLS, Ont. — Halton Regional Police say that two people were found dead in a house fire early Wednesday morning.

Police say emergency services were called to the home in the community of Georgetown in Halton Hills, Ont., at 5:35 a.m.

The house was already engulfed in flames when first responders arrived at the scene.

Halton Hills firefighters extinguished the blaze and police say they’re now investigating the cause.

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The Ontario Fire Marshal has been contacted to assist with the investigation.

Neighbours who spoke to Global News have identified the victims as Krystyna and Andrzej Rerak.

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Beata Baruk, who lives nearby, said they were a “very nice couple” and were friendly with other neighbours.

“[It’s] very sad,” Baruk said. “I would never expect anything like this.”

— With files from Kamil Karamali and Ryan Rocca

Neighbours identified the victims as Krystyna and Andrzej Rerak. Beata Baruk

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