The Ontario Fire Marshall are still investigating the scene of a fire at 113 West Mary Street, Picton on Friday afternoon. 

County of Lennox and Addington staff stayed at the apartment building until late in the evening to ensure tenants returned safely to their units.  The building is part of the housing portfolio owned and operated by the Lennox and Addington County Housing Corporation.

County Council and staff offer their sincere condolences to the family of the person who perished in the fire.  The identity of the deceased and the cause of the fire have not been released at this time.