An Ontario Fire Marshal truck outside a home on Regent Street in Hawkesbury where a man was found dead following a fire on Thursday, February 20. Photo: James Morgan

Fatality from fire in Hawkesbury

A fire in Hawkesbury on Thursday morning claimed a man’s life.

At approximately 9 a.m. on February 20 the Hawkesbury Fire Department, the Prescott-Russell Paramedic Service, and the Ontario Provincial Police responded to a fire at a residence on Regent Street.

After the fire was extinguished, the deceased man was found inside the home and identified as 73 year-old Leo Leduc of Hawkesbury.

The Ontario Fire Marshalls Office (OFM), the Office of the Coroner, and the OPP Forensic Identification Unit (FISU) have been notified. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

The intersection of Regent and Hamilton Streets was closed on Thursday while the OFM and OPP investigated.

James Morgan

James Morgan is a freelance contributor. He has worked for several print and broadcast media outlets. James loves the history, natural beauty, and people of eastern Ontario and western Quebec.

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