Owen Sound police deem fire 'not suspicious'

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Owen Sound police have released the name of the woman killed in an east end fire Saturday evening.  

The body of 63 year old Deborah Hood was discovered inside the burned out home.

Efforts by at least one police officer to save her before fire crews arrived proved unsuccessful because of heavy smoke.  

Crews were called to the home around 7:30 pm where a neighbour told them the occupant had not come out.  

Although no cause has been released, officials have deemed the blaze not suspicious.


Original release ~ 

On Saturday March 21, 2020 shortly after 7:30 pm, Owen Sound Police, Fire and EMS responded to the report of a residential fire on the east side of the City. Police arriving on scene were advised by a neighbour that the homeowner may still be inside the house. Police entered the residence, however were forced back by heavy smoke. 
Owen Sound Fire crews arrived on scene and were able to contain the fire. A search of the residence was conducted by members of the fire department and an unconscious female party was discovered inside the home. Grey County EMS performed CPR however were unable to resuscitate the female.
The Ontario Fire Marshall's Office and Owen Sound Police Service Criminal Investigation Unit have been called in to investigate. 


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