Mississauga Explosion Update: 5 PM
Published June 30, 2016 at 9:41 pm
5 p.m. Update: Hickory Drive Explosion
June 30, 2016
As of 4 p.m., 23 addresses have been released to residents to re-enter their homes. The perimeter has been further reduced to the investigation zone, which includes 46 addresses.
Before returning to their homes, residents must contact (905) 453-3311, ext.,1241 to determine if their home is among those that have been released.
Residents will need photo ID and a release form to gain access to their homes. Forms can be obtained through Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services at (905) 615-3200 ext., 3009.
Within the restricted site, the investigation will continue throughout the weekend led by the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management in conjunction with Peel Regional Police (PRP).
Community Information Centre
An information centre for residents is located at the Burnhamthorpe Community Centre at 1500 Gulleden Dr. and will be open Friday to Sunday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Services onsite will include:
o Region of Peel Social Services;
o Red Cross;
o Salvation Army; and
o Insurance Bureau of Canada.
Displaced residents need to call Peel Regional Police at 905-453-3311 ext. 1241 to determine if they are free to return to their homes. Residents that are allowed back to the area will be able to access their property either on foot or in their vehicle.
Emergency accommodation is available for anyone impacted by the June 28 home explosion in Mississauga. Anyone in need is asked to call the Region of Peel at 905-791-7800.
Donations of new and gently-used clothing, household items and furniture are being accepted at Salvation Army Thrift Store locations. Cash donations are not being accepted at this time.
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