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Body found after London, Ont., house fire

Sept. 16, 2013, London, Ont. – One person is dead following an early morning house fire in London, Ont., and police say they are treating the blaze as suspicious.

September 16, 2013
By The Canadian Press

Sept. 16, 2013, London, Ont. – One person is dead following an early morning house fire in London, Ont., and police say they are treating the blaze as suspicious.

Authorities say a 911 call was made around 3:30 a.m. Monday from someone who noticed smoke and flames coming out of an east-end home.

After firefighters extinguished the blaze, emergency crews found a body inside the house.

Police have not been able to determine whether the person died as a result of the fire or before it happened and there's no immediate word on who the victim might be, or whether it's a man or a woman.

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However, a neighbour said a man had been renting the home for the past six months, and described him as "friendly."

Damage to the residence is estimated at $100,000 and police say the investigation is ongoing.