Three-year-old boy dead in Ohsweken house fire
Six Nations Fire Department engines
OHSWEKEN – Six Nations police are asking for the public’s help in their investigation of a house fire that claimed the life of a three-year-old boy.
Police and Six Nations Fire and Emergency Services were called Friday at 12:50 p.m. to a house fire at 1871 Fourth Lines Road. Officers arrived to find firefighters already on the scene. They were informed there may be children still inside the house, said Staff Sgt. Marwood White.
“Six Nations Ambulance paramedics were treating the occupants of the house,” he said.
“The occupants told police that a three-year-old boy was still inside the house, which was fully engulfed in flames and heavy smoke.”
Firefighters went inside and found the child, Marwood said. He was immediately rushed to West Haldimand General Hospital.
The boy was pronounced dead a short time after arriving. His name hasn’t been released pending notification of family.
The cause of the fire is still unknown.
The Ontario Fire Marshal’s office has been called to investigate. Six Nations is also continuing their investigation.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to please contact the
Six Nations Police at 519-445-2811 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477
(TIPS) or www.crimestoppers-brant.ca.