Brampton home had no working smoke alarms in fire that killed family of 6: fire marshal


Published April 8, 2022 at 3:15 pm

Brampton home had no working smoke alarms in fire that killed family of 6: fire marshal
Members of Brampton Fire and Emergency at the memorial for a family of five killed in a Brampton housefire on March 28, 2022.

A Brampton family home didn’t have working smoke alarms when a deadly fire broke out killing two parents, their three children and a grandmother.

Just before 2:00 a.m. on March 28, emergency crews were called to battle a housefire on Conestoga Drive near Sutter Avenue in Brampton.

Two adults and three children were pronounced dead and a third adult was transported to hospital in critical condition where she died over a week later

Brampton married couple 28-year-old Nazir Ali, 29-year-old Raven Alisha Ali-O’Dea, and their three children Alia, Jayden and Layla Rose Ali O’Dea were all killed in the blaze.

Bonnie O’Dea, mother of Raven Alisha Ali-O’Dea and grandmother to the children, died of her injuries from the fire more than a week later.

Ontario’s Office of the Fire Marshal (OFM) has now confirmed that no working smoke alarms were present according to reports, and family members had said they believe the alarms may have been taken down for a recent renovation.

Brampton Fire Chief Bill Boyes and firefighters canvassed the neighbourhood last week after discovering other homes in the community were also not equipped with working smoke detectors.

Family members said they are devastated by the loss and have started a GoFundMe page to raise funds for funeral arrangements and any memorial costs.

As of the afternoon April 8 the GoFundMe page had received over $86,000 in donations surpassing the fundraiser’s $20,000 goal.

The OFM is still investigating the cause and circumstances around the fire.

The fatal blaze was the second fire to have claimed the lives of three children in Brampton this year.

In January, brothers Coen, Riley and Alex Bagan Overhold died in a fire on Ellis Dr.

A community group was able to raise more than $214,000 through GoFundMe to support the Overhold family.

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