Crews knocked down two Brampton apartment fires in one day, one man pronounced dead


Published February 21, 2023 at 9:54 am

On Monday (Feb. 20) at approximately 9 a.m., emergency crews responded to a residential building fire in the area of Kennedy Rd/Tullamore Rd in Brampton.

It was a busy day for Brampton’s fire department on Monday (Family Day).

At around 8:42 a.m. on the 20th, Brampton Fire & Emergency Services responded to a second-alarm fire at an apartment building at Kennedy and Tullamore Road.

One man was transported to the hospital in critical condition and succumbed to his injuries, according to Peel Regional Police.

Roads were temporarily shut down in the area.

Shortly before 2 p.m. the same day, a balcony fire was reported at a building at 45 Yorkland Boulevard. No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire has not been confirmed for either incident.

Brampton Fire & Emergency Services reminds all residents to be safe at home with the following tips:

  • Avoid distractions such as using mobile devices, completing household chores, drinking or using recreational drugs while cooking.
  • A fire safe garage is a clean and tidy garage. Reduce fire risk by removing leaves and trash from carports and garages.
  • Keep flammable and combustible materials away from hot vehicles or parts.
  • Only use barbecues outside. Using barbecues indoors or in enclosed spaces like a garage is a fire hazard and risks exposing family and friends to carbon monoxide.
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