‘No foul play suspected’ in fatal northeast London townhouse fire

Fire investigators at 48 Arbour Glen Crescent where a man was killed in a townhouse fire, February 18, 2021. Photo courtesy of the London Fire Department.

London police say foul play is not suspected in the death of a man in a townhouse fire Thursday night.

Police and fire were called to 48 Arbour Glen Crescent north of Kipps Lane around 11:40 p.m.

Fire Platoon Chief Colin Shewell said firefighters found a unresponsive man inside who was later pronounced dead. A dog that was found in the townhouse also died in the fire.

Police say an autopsy was completed Friday and that the cause and manner of death remain under investigation.

The joint investigation involves London Police Service, Office of the Chief Coroner, and Office of the Fire Marshal.