The bodies of two victims were recovered Monday (March 22) after a fire engulfed a series of adjoining homes in downtown Oshawa earlier in the day.
According to the DRPS, emergency crews were dispatched to the fire on Olive Avenue shortly before 1 a.m.
“Several residences along Olive Avenue were evacuated and approximately seven units on the street were damaged. Four victims from one of the units were taken to a local hospital with fire-related injuries,” reads a media release.
“Three of those victims have since been released from the hospital and one remains in hospital with serious injuries.”
The two bodies were located within the unit, police said.
Two other people remain unaccounted for.
“Oshawa Fire Services will be continuing their search of the home this morning,” the media release reads.
“A post-mortem will be conducted to determine the identities of the two victims.”
Investigators from the Office of the Fire Marshal are conducting a parallel investigation with DRPS investigators, police noted.