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Father and son dead after morning fire in west end of Gatineau

Gatineau police say two people found in a burning home in Aylmer Wednesday morning were later pronounced dead at a hospital.

Neighbours called 911 just before 5 a.m. Wednesday reporting fire on rue Parker

Gatineau police investigating fatal fire in Aylmer

CBC News Ottawa

1 month ago
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Two people were pronounced dead after a house fire in Gatineau early Wednesday morning. Neighbours say they awoke to see the house already engulfed in flames. 1:00

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.

Neighbours began calling 911 around 4:45 a.m. Wednesday about a fire on rue Parker in Aylmer. (Patrick Louiseize/Radio-Canada)

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