Body found after fire in Eastern Townships

Firefighters were called around 4 a.m. Saturday to a commercial building that housed a garage and a dwelling in Mansonville.

The Sûreté du Québec is investigating a fatal fire that occurred Saturday morning in the Eastern Townships.

Firefighters were called around 4 a.m. to a commercial building that housed a garage and a dwelling on Airport Rd. in the Mansonville area of ​​Potton.

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“When the fire was brought under control, the body of a person was discovered by the fire department,” said Sgt. Catherine Bernard, spokesperson for the SQ.

It was impossible to immediately determine whether it was a man or a woman, or whether they lived on the premises.

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The cause of the fire is undetermined, as is the cause of death. A security perimeter was set up around the building, where a technician from the SQ was expected to determine the cause and the circumstances surrounding the event.

“Since there was a death, the major crimes division of the Sûreté du Québec is responsible for the investigation,” said Bernard.

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