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Body found after Stewart Hall house fire south of Peterborough: OPP

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WATCH: Peterborough County OPP say a body was found after a house fire in the hamlet of Stewart Hall on Monday evening – Mar 1, 2021

A  body was found after a house fire which broke out south of Peterborough on Monday evening, OPP say.

According to Peterborough County OPP, emergency crews around 6 p.m. responded to a house fire on Crystal Springs Drive in the hamlet of Stewart Hall in Otonabee-South Monaghan Township, about 10 kilometres south of the city.

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“The residence was fully engulfed upon officers’ arrival,” said Const. Joe Ayotte.

OPP say two people in the home were able to exit. The body of a deceased person was located within the home, police report.

The victim has yet to be identified.

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The Office of the Ontario Fire Marshal has been contacted and will be attending the scene to investigate.

OPP say the cause of the fire remains under investigation.

On Tuesday morning, the OFM were on scene.

— More to come.

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