Person dies in a vehicle fire near Deer Lake, investigation ongoing

July 31, 2018
Deer Lake, Newfoundland and Labrador

News release

On July 30, 2018, just before 2:00 p.m., RCMP in Deer Lake responded to a vehicle fire in a wooded area off of the TCH, east of Deer Lake.

The fire was extinguished without spreading beyond the vehicle. Police, and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, continue to investigate the matter as a sudden death of one individual.

Assistance was received from Provincial forestry personnel, the Deer Lake Volunteer Fire Department, and the Deer Lake Ground Search and Rescue.

Deer Lake RCMP are asking anyone who has any information about this incident to contact them at 709-635-2173. To remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (TIPS is 8477), by Secure Web Tips at, or by downloading our free and secure mobile app. Search your App Store for "P3 Tips". Electronic tips submitted to Crime Stoppers are encrypted, entirely confidential and completely anonymous.


Contact information

Deer Lake RCMP

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