Toddler confirmed dead in northern Ontario house fire

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GREENSTONE, Ont. — Provincial police say the body of a two year old child has been found in a northern Ontario home that was the scene of a fire this week.

Firefighters were called to the residence in the community of Greenstone, Ont., Thursday evening.

Police say nine people had been in the home when the fire started, but that only eight made it out, including one who suffered non life-threatening injuries.

They say in release issued Friday night that several failed attempts were made to find the child before the body was finally located.

Police say the body will undergo a post mortem in Thunder Bay, Ont., to determine cause of death and that for the time being the child’s identity is being withheld.

Members of the OPP West Region Crime Unit are investigating and are asking anyone with possible information about the incident to contact them.