Police investigate fatal house fire

Cumberland County District RCMP, supported by the Nova Scotia Fire Marshal’s Office and the Nova Scotia Medical Examiner Service, is investigating a fatal house fire.

At approximately 3:58 p.m. on March 21, police, fire and EHS responded to a structure fire on Hansford Rd. in Hansford. Upon arrival at the scene, first responders found a home fully engulfed in flames. They learned four people were inside the residence when the fire started; three people were able to escape, while one person was unaccounted for.

Once the fire was extinguished, the remains of a 24-year-old woman were located inside the home.   

At this time, the fire is not believed to be suspicious. The investigation is ongoing.

Our thoughts are with the victim’s loved ones at this difficult time.


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