Central Elgin, ON - The Elgin County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to
a residential fire on Sparta Line and Sunset road at 9:40 p.m. on March 4, 2019.
Police arrived at the scene of the house fire at 9:46 p.m. along with Central Elgin
Fire Rescue. Police and fire were able to determine that the homeowner was not out
of the residence upon arrival.
The responding OPP officer and a volunteer fire fighter were able to approach the
rear of the residence and remove the homeowner who had sustained burns and injuries
from the fire.
St. Thomas Elgin paramedics attended the scene and the homeowner was transported
to hospital with serious injuries.
As of March 6, 2019 the homeowner remains in hospital in critical condition.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation and is not believed to be suspicious
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