New details emerge on fatal group home fire near Oakwood

Peterborough, ON, Canada / CHEX TV
New details emerge on fatal group home fire near Oakwood

Disturbing new details have emerged about a fire at an Oakwood group home that claimed two lives back in February.

The Toronto Star is reporting that when firefighters arrived at the home on Quaker Road they found one person hanging out a small second-story window and two others lying at her feet.
14-year-old resident Kassy Finbow, and 34-year-old caregiver Andrea Reid died in the fire. The person who was stuck in the window survived.

The report by Kawartha Lakes Fire and Rescue was obtained by a Freedom of Information request from The Star, and says the window was too small for a person to get out of- and a sliding patio door was screwed shut.

According to the Star, the report also says smoke alarms were triggered at the start of the fire, but no one acted on them. A source told The Star they believe the caregivers may have assumed it was a prank.

A 17-year-old resident of the home has been charged with two counts of second-degree murder and one count of arson causing bodily harm. She can’t be identified under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

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