Area OPP Police Press Releases

3 Children Airlifted To Hospital Following Fire Pit Incident

(Municipality of Bayham, ON) – Elgin County OPP along with the OPP’s Forensic Identification Unit and the Office of the Fire Marshall is currently investigating a fire incident at an exterior fire pit of a residence, two adults and three children were injured with serious or life threatening injuries. The incident occurred on the 12th of July, 2021 at approximately 6:50pm at a Vienna Line, Municipality of Bayham residence.

Police, Bayham Fire and EMS all responded to the scene where EMS transported a 33 year old male and a 28 year old female to hospital with serious injuries. A seven year old female, a four year old male and a one year old female were also transported to hospital with life threatening injuries. All five people were related and residents of that address.

Police along with Office of the Fire Marshall remain on scene continuing to investigate.

Anyone with information, who hasn’t already spoken to police regarding this incident, is asked to contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222- 8477 (TIPS), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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