One person dead in Markham house fire

One person is dead following a May 7 house fire in Markham.

York Regional Police and Markham Fire and Emergency Services received a call about a house on fire on Ninth Line, near Bur Oak Avenue, at about 8 a.m. One person was found inside the house and pronounced dead at the scene.

The person hasn’t yet been identified and next of kin haven’t yet been notified. York Regional Police #5 District Criminal Investigations Bureau and the Ontario Fire Marshall continue to investigate. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 1-866-287-5025, ext. 7540, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or leave an anonymous tip online at

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