Fire in Masham
A grieving community
Article published on 9 February 2021
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Following a fire in a residence on Murray Road in the Masham sector of the municipality of La Pêche, which occurred last Saturday, two bodies were found Sunday in the rubble of the burnt down home.

An autopsy will be performed on the bodies later this week to confirm the identity of the victims and the cause of death, but these are believed to be the two missing girls. The Public Security of the MRC des Collines-de-l’Outaouais said that for the moment, no exact cause has been identified to explain the origin of the fire.

“This is an evolving survey where every effort is made to get answers. All our sympathies to family and loved ones ”- Public Security of the Collines-de-l’Outaouais MRC.

The man inside the residence at the time of the incident was being treated for non-life threatening injuries. But as for the woman, she was transferred to a Montreal hospital to treat serious injuries that would no longer endanger her life.

The tragedy affected all of the Outaouais, several fire departments across the region wanted to extend their condolences to the family and the community of La Pêche.

“The Mansfield-et-Pontefract Fire Department would like to offer their deepest condolences to Masham’s little family who went through a terrible tragedy last night. In addition, we wish to offer our support to our fellow fishing firefighters who undoubtedly experience significant emotional stress as a result of these events. Courage and we keep you in our thoughts "-The Mansfield-et-Pontefract Fire Department

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