Fire tears through a Mississauga home


Published December 19, 2022 at 8:42 am

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Fire crews responded to a blaze in Mississauga Sunday evening.

Heavy black smoke and flames were visible when crews responded to a semi-detached home on Sunday (Dec. 18), Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services tweeted around 10:50 p.m.

The fire broke out at the home in the Dixie and Rathburn Road area.

It was upgraded to a second-alarm fire (increased number of fire trucks and crews). Fire crews took an offensive strategy to fight the blaze.

The residents were able to escape the home uninjured, Mark Train, Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services acting platoon chief tells But the home suffered significant damage.

“There was fire in the ceilings and floors into the structure of the home,” Train said.

The Fire Marshal’s office has been contacted due to the damage.

Crews were able to contain the fire to the one home, Train added.

“The saving grace for the neighbouring house was that the way this house is constructed — it’s a cement wall between the two halves of the semi detached home — and although we had significant loss and damage fire damage in the one side, the other side it really just sustained some smoke damage and maybe some little water damage from all our activities but was not was not heavily damaged by fire.”

The cause is not yet known.

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