Fatal fire in the Township of Potton

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Fatal fire in the Canton de Potton

A body was discovered among the rubble of a fire, in the Township of Potton, early Saturday morning.

A person lost their life in a fire that occurred early Saturday morning on the way to the Airport, in the Township of Potton.

It was around 4 a.m. that the emergency services were called [Saturday] morning for the fire of a garage with an apartment Annex. When the fire was brought under control, the body of a person was discovered, reports Sûreté du Québec spokeswoman Catherine Bernard.

It will be up to the coroner to identify the victim.

Since there is a death, the Major Crimes Investigation Service is taking over the investigation, she continues.

According to the Municipality, more than thirty firefighters intervened. When they arrived, 75% of the building was already ablaze. The Austin Fire Department came to the aid of firefighters in Potton, as did firefighters in Troy and Jay Peak across the border.

The causes of the disaster remain unknown. A fire scene technician is due to go to the scene on Saturday to try to figure out what may have happened.

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