UPDATE: An elderly woman dies in Ajax house fire

An overnight fire in an Ajax home has claimed the life on an elderly woman.

Durham Regional police confirm emergency crews were called to Abraham Court, in the Rossland Road and Audley Road area of North Ajax around 1:40 Sunday morning, after a call for a fire.

A woman in her 80s was found dead inside the home following the fire, but police have not yet determined her cause of death. The fire appears to have occured outside in the back yard of the house, perhaps with a barbecue. 

The Office of the Fire Marshal has been called in to investigate. The Forensic Identification Services and Coroner are also on scene.

Police add they do not believe the fire was suspicious.


with files from CTV news.ca