Correction: The victim in the fatal house fire was an 18-month-old girl. A previous version of this news release contained incorrect information. We apologize for this error.
The West District RCMP is investigating a fatal house fire at a residence in Pennfield, N.B.
On December 1, 2019, at approximately 1 a.m., the RCMP and the Eastern Charlotte Regional Fire Service responded to a call of a fire at a residence on Highway 175.
An 18-month-old girl was pronounced dead at the scene. Two adults and two other children escaped the fire without injury.
The RCMP is working with the Provincial Fire Marshal's office to determine the cause of the fire.
An autopsy will be performed to determine the exact cause of the child's death.
The investigation into the incident is ongoing.