OPP Say Fire That Killed Gravenhurst Woman Last August Was Started Accidentally


The Bracebridge OPP have determined the cause of a structure fire in Gravenhurst, where a woman lost her life, to be accidental.

Officers, along with emergency services, responded to a structure fire at a multi-unit complex on First Street South in Gravenhurst just after 2:30 a.m. on August 31, 2021. 50-year-old Erica Nickason of Gravenhurst died as a result of the fire. The Bracebridge Crime Unit investigation, under the direction of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) and with assistance from the Office of the Fire Marshal, determined the cause of the fire to be accidental, originating in the front porch area.

Anyone with information regarding this or any other investigation is asked to call Bracebridge OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers to remain anonymous at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).


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