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Georgetown house fire that left 2 dead deemed suspicious: Halton police

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Halton Regional Police say a house fire in Georgetown that left two people dead is now being deemed suspicious.

Neighbours who spoke to Global News identified the victims as Krystyna and Andrzej Rerak. Police have not yet confirmed the identities but said they are believed to be the occupants of the home.

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

The house was already engulfed in flames when first responders arrived at the scene. They found the bodies after putting out the fire.

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2 dead after fire in Georgetown – Feb 17, 2021

Global News obtained a video showing the moment the home caught on fire as well as a second video which appears to show a car pulling into the garage at the house at around 6:24 p.m. on Tuesday. As the occupant of the home gets out of the vehicle, a person was hiding on the side of the garage and hiding beside the car before the garage door closes.

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

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

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Police said, “as a result of ongoing post-mortem examinations at the Centre of Forensic Sciences,” the fire and subsequent deaths of the two people inside the home is deemed suspicious.

Homicide investigators have taken over the case.

Investigators are asking anyone with information or who may have surveillance footage to contact police at 805-825-4776 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.

— With files from Catherine McDonald, The Canadian Press and Ryan Rocca

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The scene of a fatal house fire in Georgetown on Wednesday. Andrew Collins/Global News

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