UPDATE 12:30pm WEDNESDAY: Three days after the fire, OPP confirm one body was found inside. The OPP Crime Unit and Forensic Identification Services are involved in the investigation.
UPDATE 10:00am Monday: Cochrane Fire Chief Richard Vallée confirms that the house involved is a two-storey duplex that was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived in response to the call at 12:42pm. Chief Vallée and the Ontario Fire Marshal’s Office say the OPP is leading the investigation, and refer My Cochrane Now Dot Com to that agency for details on any injuries or fatalities. OPP refuses to disclose that information or the reason for withholding it.
A Sunday noon hour fire in Cochrane has heavily damaged the house at 78 Fifth St., at Third Ave.
Eyewitness photos show the structure fully engulfed in flames. It appears to be a multi-residential house.
We’ll have more details on My Cochrane Now Dot Com as they become available.