UPDATE: Police investigate fatal fire in Chatham

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Chatham-Kent police have taken over an investigation following a fatal apartment fire in Chatham.

Around 4 p.m. Saturday, emergency crews responded to a fire at an apartment building on 50 Merritt Ave. where the body of a deceased person was found.

Chatham-Kent police are continuing to work with the Ontario Fire Marshal’s Office and coroner’s office to determine the identity of the deceased as well as what caused the fire.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Cole Abbott at colea@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436- 6600 extension 262.