Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Alcohol a contributing factor to the death of a Hopedale house fire

Cause of death to a victim of a house fire in Hopedale finds additional factors.

Sergeant Wayne Newell is the Media Relations Officer with the RCMP in St. John’s.

He says an autopsy was carried out on the body of the 50-year-old female victim.

The autopsy revealed that the cause of death was smoke inhalation.

Alcohol was found to be a contributing factor.

The cause of the weekend fire is still under investigation.

In respect of the family’s wishes, the victim’s name has not yet been released.

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