A man had died as a result of smoke inhalation in a west end apartment fire Friday morning.
Sault Fire Services responded to the call on Allen Street, off Albert Street West.
Sault Fire Services tell SaultOnline.com that the occupant of a ground floor apartment perished along with his pet cat before fire services could get to him.
The buildings owner told SaultOnline.com that the damage was contained to the single apartment but smoke damage is throughout the rest of the building.
The name of the deceased has not been released. The Ontario Fire Marshall has been called in for an investigation
Shortly before 6:30am on September 30th 911 calls were received by the Sault Ste Marie Police Service regarding a fire on Albert Street West at Allen Street. Patrol officers and Fire Services attended on scene.
Officers from Investigation Services have also been assigned to assist with the investigation. A 52 year old male was removed from the scene and has been pronounced dead.
The Sault Ste. Marie Police Service along with the Coroner’s Office, the Ontario Fire Marshalls Office and Sault Fire Services are continuing to investigate the fire.
No further details are available at this time pending the ongoing investigation.