Just after 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, the Prince Albert Police Service was called to a residence in the 800 Block of 2nd Street East for a report of a structure fire. Upon arrival, members with the Prince Albert Fire Department located a woman inside the residence. She was transported to hospital by Parkland Ambulance, where she was pronounced deceased.
The deceased has been identified as a 31-year-old woman from Prince Albert. Her name is not being released at the request of her family.
An autopsy is scheduled to take place in the coming days.
No other individuals were located inside the residence.
The Prince Albert Police Service’s Criminal Investigation Division and Forensic Identification Unit are investigating, along with the Office of the Chief Coroner. Investigators will remain in the area for the rest of the day Thursday and possibly into Friday as the investigation continues.
More information will be provided as soon as it becomes available. Anyone with information, including video surveillance or photos from the area between approximately 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, is asked to contact police at 306-953-4222 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.