Fatal Sarnia fire deemed accidental
Firefighters battle a fire at Stuart and Davis streets in Sarnia, Ont. on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020. (Source: Sarnia Fire Rescue / Twitter)
LONDON, ONT. -- The Ontario Fire Marshal’s Office has determined a cause for a fatal fire in Sarnia on Dec. 23.
Sarnia Fire Public Education Officer Mike Otis says investigators believe the blaze was accidental.
The fire broke out at 12:30 p.m. in a garage attached to a home on Stuart Street, in the city’s core.
Amidst heavy smoke, a man was pulled out of the building by firefighters shortly after their arrival.
The 53-year-old was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Otis says at this time, the man’s name will not be released.