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Child dead in house fire north of Barrie

A child is dead after a fire in Stayner north of Barrie on July 14, 2017. CITYNEWS/Bertram Dandy

Ontario provincial police are investigating after a child was killed in a house fire.

The fire happened on Highway 26 near Sunnidale Corners in Stayner, north of Barrie, around 3:30 a.m. on Friday.

Hwy. 26 was closed as fire crews from New Tecumseth, Clearview, and other nearby areas worked to battle the flames.