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House Fire Claims Life Of Owen Sound Resident

(GEORGIAN BLUFFS, ON) – On November 15, 2018 at 7:24 p.m., Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Bruce Peninsula OPP responded to a house fire on Grey Road 1, Georgian Bluffs. Officers were unable to gain entry into the residence due to the extensive smoke inside. Inter-Township Fire Department and South Bruce Peninsula Fire Department attended to extinguish the fire.

A male was located in the residence and transported by Bruce County Paramedic Services to hospital. He was pronounced deceased in hospital and has been identified as Brian WADE, 59-years-old, of Owen Sound.

Members of Grey County OPP Crime Unit, under the direction of Detective Inspector Matt Watson of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) are investigating the circumstances of this incident. The Ontario Office of the Fire Marshal will be attending to assist with the investigation. Grey County OPP confirm that there is no risk to public safety at this time.

Any person with information regarding this investigation can contact the Grey County OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at www.cstip.ca, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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