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Early morning fire leaves one person dead

March 25, 2013, Brantford, Ont. - Firefighters were on the scene within minutes but it was already too late. A fire that broke out on the second floor of a house in Brantford has left one person dead.

March 25, 2013
By The Canadian Press

Brantford fire platoon chief Scott Foster says crews were called just
before 5 a.m. Saturday to a two-alarm fire at a home (at Washington and
Buffalo Streets) in the city's north end.

He says firefighters evacuated two people from the triplex-style home,
but found a person without vital signs in the second-floor unit where
the blaze started.

“They made an aggressive interior attack and found the victim on the second” says Foster.

Brantford police say he was in his late twenties to early thirties but have yet to release his name.

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He says it’s not yet known what started the fire, but the Ontario Fire
Marshal and Brantford Fire Department officials are investigating.

Ontario Fire Marshal Mike Ross says their investigation will lead them
to consider several questions like “How the fire spread throughout the
second floor.  Whether there was a functioning smoke alarm on the second
floor."