4 folks ‘unaccounted for’ after hearth engulfs Oxford Mills-area residence


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In line with neighbour Pearl Foster, the Juneaus have lived there for at the very least 30 years.

“They had been very nice folks. When my husband handed away, Gina was the primary one at my home.”

One other neighbour, Betty Cooper, describes Sunday’s hearth as a tragedy. “I’m apprehensive as a result of I don’t know in the event that they had been there. I nonetheless don’t know what occurred. However I’ve by no means seen flames as excessive in my life.”

Cooper added that she would frequently see the Juneaus out on their each day walks, however that there hadn’t been very a lot interplay since COVID-19.

“This COVID has saved us all in our homes. It’s been fairly quiet.

“However they had been beautiful folks. All the time a smile on their faces, actually, actually optimistic. Simply actually good folks.

“Bobby constructed that residence,” she added. “It was beautiful.”

Cooper added that Bob’s dad and mom, Bob and Bunny, lived simply three doorways from the place Bob and Gina dwell.

In line with John Okum, director of emergency and protecting companies and hearth chief for the municipality of North Grenville, roughly 30 volunteer firefighters had been the primary responders on the scene.

“Upon arrival, hearth crews famous that the construction itself was absolutely concerned. There was heavy flame from all areas of the construction.”

The incident stays beneath investigation by the Ontario Provincial Police and the provincial hearth marshal, with the help of North Grenville hearth authorities.

OPP and fire investigators investigating a fire scene on Stone Road near Oxford Mills Monday Jan 11, 2021. Four people were
OPP and hearth investigators at a hearth scene on Stone Street close to Oxford Mills Monday Jan 11, 2021. Photograph by Tony Caldwell /Postmedia
OPP and fire investigators investigating a fire scene on Stone Road near Oxford Mills Monday Jan 11, 2021. Four people were
OPP and hearth investigators at a hearth scene on Stone Street close to Oxford Mills Monday Jan 11, 2021. Photograph by Tony Caldwell /Postmedia

Anybody with info is requested to contact Grenville OPP on 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or ontariocrimestoppers.ca.

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