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One man dead, but unclear if related to fire at home in Corkery

Few details are known about a fire and death at a home in Corkery. It seems the two are unrelated.

Ottawa Paramedics and Ottawa Fire responded to a call from a woman saying her husband was missing vital signs.

A man in his 40s was pronounced dead on-scene. Crews found him outside on the back deck near the pool.

While no one witnesses him in there, fire crews say it appears that he may have been in the pool.

Emergency crews started CPR on the man, while firefighters battled the blaze in the basement.

The fire marshal’s office is investigating this fire, as they do with any fatality.

Investigators are still looking into this case and it’s unclear what the relation between the fire and the man’s death outdoors is.

The call came in around 3 a.m. Sunday for the home on Grey Fox Drive. The blaze was contained to the basement.

A woman, a child and a firefighter were also treated by paramedics on-scene but they did not need to be taken to hospital.

The cause of the blaze has not been determined but Ottawa Police are part of the investigation.

Damage to the home is pegged at $150,000.

Correction: A previous version of this story said that paramedics were on scene first and they contacted Ottawa Fire. Ottawa Fire tells CFRA this is innacurate.

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