One person dead in retirement home fire in Brampton
Published November 3, 2022 at 10:25 am
One person has died after being rushed to hospital in life-threatening condition following an early morning blaze at a retirement home in Brampton.
Brampton Fire and Emergency Services say firefighters were called to a high rise apartment building in the area of Queen St. and McMurchy Ave. early on Thursday (Nov. 3) for reports of a fire.
Sources have confirmed that the building is a retirement home.
Crews were able to knock down the blaze, but BFES Chief Bill Boyes said one person was critically injured.
Boyes later said the victim died, and offered “sincerest condolences to the family and friends of the resident.”
Some residents of the building were displaced due to the fire and firefighters remained on scene to provide assistance.
Boyes said that all residents were let back into the residence by 8:45 a.m.
The Ontario Fire Marshal’s office has been notified to investigate the fire, Boyes said.
Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story said the fire occurred on Wednesday, Nov. 2. The fire occurred in the early morning hours of Thursday, Nov. 3.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising