OHSWEKEN – A three year old boy has died following a house fire in Ohsweken.
Six Nations Police responded to a report of a house fire on Fourth Line near Village Cafe around noon Friday afternoon and were informed there may be children still inside the house.
Six Nations Fire and Emergency Services was on the scene treating occupants of the house.
Police were informed a 3 year old boy was still inside the house which, according to a statement from police, was fully engulfed in flames and heavy smoke.
The child was rescued by Six Nations Firefighters and pulled from the home and transferred to hospital in Hagersville. He was pronounced dead a short time after arriving. His name is not being release pending notification of family.
Cause of the fire is not known. Six Nations Fire have called in the Office of the Fire Marshall to investigate.
A community collection for the family has begun accepting donations.
GOTribalwear will be accepting clothes for the family of 9 who lost everything in the fire. Clothing in Girls size 14 and 3. Newborn clothes & diapers. Boys size 6x, 5, 4 And 18months. Women’s XL and men’s XL. GOTribalwear is located at 1889 4th line in Gord’s Plaza in the villiage of Ohsweken Saturday from 11am-6pm.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to please contact the Six Nations Police at 519-445-2811 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or www.crimestoppers-brant.ca.