On Wednesday January 6, 2021, at approximately 2:30 pm, members from the Northumberland Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were notified of a residential fire on Norton Street in the town of Colborne.
Cramahe Township fire department were on the scene when police arrived at the confirmed structure fire. A female occupant was removed from the blaze by firefighters and was transported by Northumberland paramedics to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced deceased.
The identification of the victim is being withheld pending next of kin notification.
The Office of the Fire Marshal was contacted and is currently on scene.
The OPP remain at the location while the investigation continues.