Brampton residents flee homes after early-morning fire


Published January 27, 2022 at 6:21 am

Brampton fire

Residents of a Brampton street had to evacuate their homes early on Thursday due to a house fire.

At 3:22 a.m., Peel Regional Police received a report about a fire on Glenridge Road, not far from Chinguacousy Secondary School.

At least five trucks and crews from Brampton Fire and Emergency Services were needed to put out the flames on the roof of the home and keep the blaze from spreading to other dwellings. One person reportedly needed to be taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

At least four dwellings were evacuated. A Brampton Transit bus was sent so the occupants could shelter from the cold.

Exactly one week ago Thursday, Brampton residents were grief-stricken after brothers Coen, Riley and Alex Bagan-Overholt, ages 15, 12 and nine, died in a fire at their townhome.

On Wednesday night, their surviving family members shared details about how the grieving can participate in the three Brampton brothers’ private funeral service on Sunday, Jan. 30.

The family said there will be an opportunity for a community “drive-past” during the otherwise private service, which is from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Brampton Funeral Home at 10061 Chinguacousy Road.

The GoFundMe campaign that the Malton Moms group created to help the boys’ mother, Heather Bagan, with rehousing, food and funeral expenses has reached $211,230. The goal is $225,000.

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