Suspicious fire in Tyendinaga leaves one with life-threatening injuries

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A suspicious fire in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory that left one person with life-threatening injuries is under investigation by the Lennox and Addington (L&A) Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Tyendinaga Police.

Shortly before 4 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2023, police and paramedics were called to a structure fire on Old Highway 2 with the Mohawk Fire Department and the Tyendinaga Township Fire Department.

According to a release from the OPP, three people escaped the residence uninjured. A fourth person was removed from the residence by firefighters and was transported to hospital with life-threatening injuries, the OPP said.

The investigation by the Lennox and Addington OPP Crime Unit and Tyendinaga Police remains ongoing, in conjunction with the Office of the Fire Marshal, under the direction of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch.

OPP said that investigators want to hear from anyone with doorbell or dashcam video or other video recordings, around the area along Old Highway 2, from Wednesday, Dec. 6 to Friday, Dec. 7, 2023.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122. Those who wish to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or go to www.ontariocrimestoppers.ca, where they may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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