Mayor Nancy Peckford issued the following statement on fatal fire in Oxford Mills:
“As many of you know, it has been confirmed that four people died tragically in a catastrophic house fire this past weekend on Stone Road in Oxford Mills, on January 10. On behalf of myself, Councillor Strackerjan, Emergency and Protective Services Liaison, and my Council colleagues, we would like to offer our sincere and heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the victims.
“Please know our hearts are with you during this difficult and seemingly impossible time. The news of this tragedy undoubtedly comes as a shock to the community at large.
“To the North Grenville Fire Service and all of the volunteer firefighters, who also carry this devastating day with them, we thank you for your service, dedication, and professionalism.
“Council also wishes to acknowledge the efforts of the Ontario Provincial Police, the Office of the Ontario Fire Marshal, and the Emergency Preparedness & Response Unit, who worked jointly on the investigation of this difficult scene, and with sensitivity for all victims of this tragedy.”