A 53-year-old man is dead following a house fire in Tilting, Fogo Island.
RCMP are investigating after fire consumed a home in the historic community Sunday. The residence was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived.
Two people escaped but a third was unable to get out and died inside the home. Residents tell VOCM News an elderly woman lived in the building with her adult son. The woman escaped, but the man did not survive.
There is no word on the cause. The cause of the blaze is under investigation with assistance from the Fire Commissioner’s Office and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.