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4 confirmed dead after fire south of Ottawa

The remains of four people who were unaccounted for after a weekend fire in North Grenville, Ont., have been found at the scene.

Cause of Sunday's Kemptville-area fire still under investigation

Police investigating fire in North Grenville, Ont.

CBC News Ottawa

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Four people are unaccounted for after a fire on Sunday evening in the rural community of Oxford Mills about 60 kilometres south of Ottawa. 0:55

The remains of four people who were unaccounted for after a weekend fire in North Grenville, Ont., have been found at the scene, according to Ontario Provincial Police.

The log cabin-style home on Stone Road in Oxford Mills caught fire Sunday evening.

"There are no obvious signs of foul play. We're looking at this as a fire investigation," said OPP media relations officer Bill Dickson.

The Ontario fire marshal's office, coroner's office and OPP continue to investigate the cause of the fire, and why none of the people in the home were able to get out.

Police have not named the victims. Dickson could not say how long the investigation might take. 

"We owe it to the families of the victims, we owe it to the victims themselves to ensure there is a complete and thorough investigation," he said.

Oxford Mills is about 10 kilometres south of Kemptville, Ont., and 60 kilometres south of downtown Ottawa.

With files from CBC's Kimberley Molina

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