Nova Scotia

Body found after Cumberland County house fire, homeowner missing

RCMP say a body has been found in the debris of a burned home in Collingwood, N.S. The 65-year-old man who lived in the house is missing.

Firefighters couldn't find the 65-year-old man who lived in the home, RCMP say

A body has been found in the debris of a burned home in Cumberland County, but police say a DNA test will be needed to identify the person.

A 65-year-old man who lived in the home in Collingwood, N.S., is missing, RCMP spokesman Cpl. Dal Hutchinson said.

Collingwood is a small community near Springhill and Oxford. 

Firefighters couldn't find the man shortly after midnight Thursday when they arrived to a home engulfed in flames.

An RCMP cadaver dog and handler found a human body after searching the house debris later in the morning.

Nova Scotia's medical examiner's office will be doing a DNA test to determine the identity of the person and how they died, Hutchinson said.

Firefighters were able to rescue a Rottweiler dog.

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