Deceased identified in fatal Stone Mills Township fire

The identity of a man who was discovered in a fire-destroyed building in Stone Mills Township on Saturday has been identified by local police.

Howard Amey was found among the debris of a detached garage on his property that burned to the ground on Saturday afternoon. He was 62 years old.


Emergency crews were called to the Stone Mills property on Bethel Road shortly after 2 p.m. on Saturday when a passerby noticed that a garage was on fire.

The structure was severely damaged and fire crews located a body, believed to be one of the residents of the property, within the debris,” a news release from the Lennox and Addington County detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police stated on Saturday evening.

OPP and Office of the Fire Marshal investigators were still at the scene Sunday morning.

An update from the OPP on Monday morning said that while the Office of the Fire Marshal scene investigation has concluded, there is no cause of the fire or damage estimate “available at the current time.”

An investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing.

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