Athens Township – Officers of the Leeds Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are assisting with an investigation involving a house fire that left one person deceased.
On March 9, 2020 just before 6:00 a.m. officers from Leeds County and The Athens Fire Department responded to a house fire on Slack Road, Athens Township. One occupant of the home was able to escape without injury however Gregory McKay, 54 years old was found deceased inside the residence after the fire was extinguished.
The Office of the Fire Marshall (OFM) has been consulted. The coroner and the Leeds County Crime Unit are assisting and the cause of the fire remains under investigation.