North Grenville’s Mayor is extending her condolences following the fatal fire in Oxford Mills that saw four people killed.

The Grenville OPP were called out to assist North Grenville firefighters on Sunday to a fire on Stone Road in Oxford Mills Township. 

Police say that the fire completely engulfed the building.

Mayor Nancy Peckford called the fire catastrophic, as she extended her sympathies on behalf of council.

“On behalf of myself, Councillor Strackerjan, Emergency and Protective Services Liaison, and my Council colleagues, we would like to offer our sincere and heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the victims,” Peckford said. “Please know our hearts are with you during this difficult and seemingly impossible time.”

The mayor adds that news of the tragedy comes as a shock to the community.

She also thanks all the emergency crews.

“To the North Grenville Fire Service and all of the volunteer firefighters, who also carry this devastating day with them, we thank you for your service, dedication, and professionalism. Council also wishes to acknowledge the efforts of the Ontario Provincial Police, the Office of the Ontario Fire Marshal and the Emergency Preparedness & Response Unit who worked jointly on the investigation of this difficult scene and with sensitivity for all victims of this tragedy.”