Fatal fire on south shore

An elderly man is dead after a fire near Port Joli on the South Shore.

A neighbour heard a loud bang coming from the house on St. Catharines River Road around 11:00 yesterday morning. The body of an 89 year old man was found in the house. A woman was pulled from the home by a man working in the area and taken to hospital.

The cause is being investigated but it’s not believed to be suspicious.