On Sunday morning (Dec. 1) at approximately 5:36 a.m., members of the London Police Service and the London Fire Department responded to 152 Columbia Ave. in regards to a fire.
Investigation revealed that a male set fire to the outside of the house. The male fled the scene in a vehicle, nearly striking two people. The vehicle got stuck in the snow and was abandoned by the male.
Police along with K9 initiated a track and the male was located a short distance away, deceased. The cause of death is still under investigation, however, foul play is not suspected.
The occupants of the house were able to evacuate and one person was taken to hospital with minor injuries. Members of the Criminal Investigation Division and the London Fire Department will be continuing the investigation.