Investigation Reveals Cause of Fire at Port Credit Secondary in Mississauga

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The investigation is ongoing, but fire officials believe they've determined the cause of the roof fire that happened at Port Credit Secondary School on Tuesday morning.

Officials say the cause of fire is related to improper use of hot tar, according to the Mississauga News. As a result, one of the contractors who were working on the school's roof may be facing charges.

The pending charges could fall under Section 511 of the Ontario Fire Code, specifically hot surface applications, according to Jamie Zimmerman, assistant chief, fire prevention and life safety for the City.

The school was thankfully empty at the time of the fire, and it appears the roofers also weren't there at the time.

The Peel board says damages, costs and repairs are still being assessed. It's unknown whether the repairs will affect classes when the new school year starts this September.

The investigation could take about two months to complete.

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