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One person in custody after fatal Kawartha Lakes blaze

Dec. 11, 2017, Kawartha Lakes, Ont. - Provincial police say one person is in custody after an elderly man was found dead in a burning home in Kawartha Lakes, Ont., on Saturday night.

December 11, 2017
By The Canadian Press

Police say they were called to the Fenelon Falls house at about 9:30 p.m., along with firefighters, and found it fully engulfed in flames.

They say that after firefighters extinguished the blaze, the “lifeless body of an elderly male” was found inside.

Police say they took one person into custody in relation to the investigation, but didn’t provide any further information.

The Kawartha Lakes OPP Crime Unit is investigating the fire, along with the Office of the Fire Marshal.

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Police say they’ll release more information as it becomes available, but that at the moment, they don’t believe there’s any risk to public safety.