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OPP, Fire Marshal probing fatal Gravenhurst fire

The fire erupted at a multi-residential complex in Gravenhurst at about 2:30 a.m.; OPP say 'suspected human remains' were found inside the structure this morning
The OPP and the Office of the Fire Marshal are investigating a blaze that destroyed a home in Gravenhurst early this morning. A person died in the fire.

Police believe a person was killed in an early-morning fire in Gravenhurst today.

At about 2:30 a.m., firefighters from the Gravenhurst Fire Department along with Bracebridge OPP and Muskoka paramedics were called to a structure fire at a multi-unit complex on First Street South.

One occupant of the building was not accounted for, say police, who noted all other occupants were able to safely escape the blaze.

In a press release, Bracebridge OPP say "suspected human remains" were later located inside the badly burned structure.

The identity of the victim will be withheld pending a post-mortem examination at the Centre of Forensic Sciences.

A section of First Street South, between Bishop Street and Veterans Way, remains closed for the investigation.

The Bracebridge Crime Unit is continuing the investigation under the direction of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch and with assistance from the OPP Forensic Identification Services, the Office of the Fire Marshal, the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service and the Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call Bracebridge OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers to remain anonymous at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).