Mississauga townhouse where fire destroyed several units has been scene of previous fires
Published June 8, 2022 at 5:31 pm
A Mississauga councillor says a townhouse where fire destroyed several units on Sunday (June 6) has had similar incidents in the past.
Mississauga Ward 9 Councillor Pat Saito said the complex on Battleford Rd. has had “four or five major fires there over the years.”
Speaking at Mississauga council today (June 8), Saito praised the work of Mississauga firefighters for battling the blaze which has displaced 36 families. She added that some of the residents are now being housed at Meadowvale Community Centre as they wait to be re-located.
“It’s a unique location, it’s an old building a lot of wood in the complex and I think we have had four or five major fires there over the years,” she said.
Saito pointed out that some of the past fires were caused by people barbecuing on their balconies. The cause of the June 6 fire has not been determined but investigators believe it may have started on a balcony.
“I think some education on barbecuing on balconies in apartment buildings is needed,” she said.
In the meantime, Saito said there has been an outpouring of support from community agencies and residents offering to help the victims.
See said the Salvation Army in Meadowvale is organizing relief efforts and compiling a list of what is needed.
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