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One-year-old girl found dead after house fire in Leeds County

Provincial police say a one-year-old girl was found dead after a house fire in Rideau Lakes Township, Ont., this week.

They say her body was found after the fire was extinguished on Tuesday evening.

Police say coroners conducted a post-mortem on Thursday, and the girl has been identified as Samara Holmes.

They did not share her cause of death.

Police say the OPP Crimes Unit is investigating, alongside the Ontario Fire Marshal, the Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario and the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service.

Investigators haven't specified the cause of the fire.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 2, 2021.

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