7-year-old boy dies in Clearview Twp house fire

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(CLEARVIEW TOWNSHIP, ON) Officers from the Huronia West detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are remaining on the scene of a house fire which occurred last night in Clearview Township.

At approximately 8:50pm on July 13, 2017, emergency crews were called to attend to a house fire on Highway 26, near County Road 10 in Clearview Township. Upon arrival it was found that 4 occupants of the home were able to make it safely out of the residence which was now fully engulfed. Emergency crews were advised that one occupant, a 7 year-old boy, was still trapped inside.

Despite rescue efforts by first responders and persons at scene, the victim could not make it out and died in the house fire.

A post mortem examination has been scheduled for coming days at the Office of the Chief Coroner and Ontario Forensic Pathology Service (OCC-OFPS) in Toronto and the Office of the Fire Marshal (OFM) is investigating.

Further information will be provided only as it becomes available.