Woman dead following fire at seniors' complex

COLES ISLAND, New Brunswick - One woman is dead following a fire at a seniors' complex in Coles Island.

Yesterday, around 5 a.m., emergency crews responded for a report of a fire at the Grand Washademoak Lions Seniors Complex, a six unit building located on Route 715 in Coles Island. A 71 year old woman who was a resident of the building was found deceased at the scene. Five other residents were safely evacuated from the building and are being cared for with the assistance of the Red Cross.

Members of the Southeast District RCMP Sussex Detachment attended the scene, along with Coroner Services and the Fire Marshal's office.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, however at this time it is not considered suspicious.