GLENCOE: A house fire in Inverness County yesterday claimed the life of a 49-year-old woman.

At around 7:20 a.m. on April 11, members of Inverness District RCMP were called to assist with a house fire on MacKinnon Road in Glencoe. The Mabou Volunteer Fire Department and EHS were at the scene when police arrived.

A 56-year-old man escaped from an upstairs bedroom on his own. He was transported to hospital and has since been released. A 49-year-old woman died in the home. Both were residents of Glencoe.

The RCMP is investigating the cause of the fire and is being assisted by the Office of the Fire Marshal. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Inverness District RCMP at 902-625-2220, or Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), text TIP202 + your message to ‘CRIMES’ (274637), or by secure on-line tips at: www.crimestoppers.ns.ca.