Alternative routes urged in Brampton due to high-rise fire
Published February 15, 2023 at 8:42 pm
Motorists in Brampton were encouraged to take alternative routes on Wednesday night, in order to avoid an area where firefighters are battling a blaze in a high-rise residential building.
The social media post from the Brampton fire department says the blaze is in the Bramalea Rd. and Knightsbridge Rd. area. Knightsbridge Rd. was closed between Kings Cross Rd. & Central Pkwy., the Peel police said.
“Please avoid the area due to heavy traffic,” the fire department said in a social media post.
Brampton Transit buses were also sent to the area in order to give evacuated residents an altnerative to standing outdoors.
@BramptonFireES crews currently on scene of a high rise fire in the area of Bramalea rd and Knightsbridge rd. Please avoid the area due to heavy traffic. ^BD @ChiefBoyes @DC_RMartin @BPFFA1068
— Brampton Fire & Emergency Services (@BramptonFireES) February 16, 2023
– Knightsbridge Rd/ Central Park Dr #Brampton
– Fire in residential building
– @BramptonFireES on scene
– @BramptonTransit providing busses to shelter evacuated tenants
– Knightsbridge closed btw Kings Cross & Central Pk
– No injuries reported
– C/R at 8:17pm
— Peel Regional Police (@PeelPolice) February 16, 2023