Two die in house fire


A house fire Friday night on Couchiching First Nation has left two people dead.
The victims, identified as Valentine Perrault, 73, and Shayne Perrault, 36, died of smoke inhalation.
One person at the residence, located on Jourdain Crescent, was able to escape the flames, Treaty #3 Police Deputy Chief Larry Indian reported this morning.
While the blaze was determined to be accidental, Deputy Chief Indian said the exact cause still is being investigated by the Fire Marshall’s Office.
The Couchiching Fire Department was called to the scene around 10 p.m.