GoFundMe set up after five children rescued from house fire in Mississauga


Published January 23, 2022 at 3:02 pm

A local resident who heroically rescued children from a house fire in Mississauga is now raising money to help the family.

The fire broke out on the morning of Saturday, Jan. 15 inside a semi-detached house in the area of Starfield Cr and Windwood Dr, near Britannia and Winston Churchill.

Fire crews attended the scene and five children were transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Mississauga Fire Chief Deryn Rizzi called the incident an “aggressive firefight” and commended the bravery of 18-year-old Adam Attalla, a neighbour who climbed up on the house’s roof to help the family escape.

“I did what I had to do. It was the right thing to do,” said Attalla.

His actions were also commended by Mayor Bonnie Crombie, who said he showed “incredible courage” by saving the children from the fire.

“18-year-old Adam Attalla may not consider himself a hero, but we sure do,” Crombie said.

Now, Attalla has set up a GoFundMe and is urging the community to donate whatever they can to help the family.

“A family in Mississauga has lost everything due to a house fire. We need the community to step up and help our neighbours regain their life,” he wrote on the funding page.

The GoFundMe was set up on Thursday, Jan. 20 and has since raised $725 raised of its $10,000 goal.

Residents can donate to the cause here.

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