Canada: Brampton house fire kills three

  • Canada: Brampton house fire kills three

Canada: Brampton house fire kills three

Three people are dead and a young girl is in hospital with serious injuries after a fire broke out at a home in Brampton this morning.

Peel Regional Police said three people found inside the residence were pronounced dead and a child was taken to Sick Kids Hospital with burns on her body.

Emergency crews responded to a call for a fire at a townhouse on Madison St. near Dixie Rd. and Bovaird Dr.

Speaking to CityNews at the scene of the fire that killed the little girl's 19-year-old sister and parents, Sheldon Teague, 19, said he was staying over at his friend's basement apartment when he noticed smoke coming from the vents around 4 a.m.

Clark did not reveal the age of the injured girl but says a resident in the home may have helped saved her life.

Chevolleau said her friend was a university student at the University of Guelph-Humber.

He said firefighters attacked the fire from the front and had the blaze under control in 10 minutes. "They were a good family, a nice family". He said it appeared the fire started on the main floor.

"I guess God put me there", he said.

"We are unsure if there were any working smoke alarms".

Brampton fire Chief Michael Clark said firefighters did not hear any alarms when they arrive to fight the blaze, and Teague also said he did not hear any alarms.

Four family members died in a fire in Port Colborne, Ont., in mid-December.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.

Clark called the deadly fire "tragic".