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Leeds OPP Investigating Fatal House Fire in Rideau Lakes

Rideau Lakes – The Leeds County OPP is investigating a fatal house fire that occurred in Rideau Lakes Township on Tuesday, November 30th.

Police say at around 9:15 pm on Tuesday evening, members of the Leeds OPP and the Rideau Lakes Township Fire Department responded to the fire on 9th Concession Road in Rideau Lakes.

One body was located in the home after the fire was extinguished. OPP says the identification of the deceased will not be released at this time.

The Leeds OPP Crime Unit and the OPP Forensic Identification Services (FIS) Unit are assisting with the investigation, in conjunction with the Ontario Fire Marshal (OFM), the Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario (OCCO) and the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service (OFPS).

Any person with information regarding this incident should immediately contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222- 8477 (TIPS), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.