Father and son dead after morning fire in west end of Gatineau
Neighbours called 911 just before 5 a.m. Wednesday reporting fire on rue Parker
A father and a son have died after being found in a burning home in Aylmer Wednesday morning.
Police say neighbours first called 911 around 4:45 a.m. Wednesday from the south end of rue Parker. Emergency crews then found a large fire when they arrived.
Neighbours were forced from their homes and offered shelter in a bus as firefighters battled the smoke and flames.
Raymond Prest, 85, and Jean-Marc Prest, 67, were taken to the hospital, where they were later pronounced dead.
Police are leading the investigation, according to Gatineau firefighters.