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Lanark OPP identify victim of fatal house fire in Almonte

Lanark OPP is investigating a fatal house fire in Almonte that left a woman in her 50s dead. Police say they were called to a home on Mary Street at about 9:15 p.m. on Thursday, May 12.
2021-05-20 OPP cruiser

Lanark OPP is investigating a fatal house fire in Almonte that left a woman in her 50s dead.

Police say they were called to a home on Mary Street at about 9:15 p.m. on Thursday, May 12.

When police arrived, they say the house was fully engulfed in flames and severely damaged.

One person, who has since been identified as Laura Leigh Ladouceur, 52, was located dead in the residence.

Two dogs also died in the fire.

Lanark OPP’s Crime Unit, Forensic Identification Services, the Ontario Fire Marshall’s Office and the Coroner continue to investigate.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact investigators at 1-888-310-1122 or Lanakr County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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