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On Thursday, August 14, at approximately 7:31 p.m., Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of an injured female suffering from burns as a result of a fire that occurred in the basement apartment of a house which had been converted into several apartments.

The victim and another female were inside the basement apartment, located on Boucher St., West, in the Municipality of Meaford, when the incident occurred.  Several people were inside the building at the time. The fire was contained to the basement apartment and there were no other injuries reported.

The Meaford Fire Department and Grey County Emergency Services (EMS) assisted at the scene.

The victim, an 18 year old female from Meaford, was air lifted to hospital in Toronto with serious injuries, however doctors  she died Friday morning as a result of her injuries.

The Ontario Fire Marshal’s Office has been called in to assist with the investigation. Foul play is not suspected.

Police continue to investigate.