One person dead in second fatal Caledon house fire in less than two weeks


Published July 12, 2022 at 11:32 am

Ontario’s fire marshal is investigating after three people died in two seperate house fires in Caledon in less than two weeks.

On Thursday (July 7), the Caledon OPP say officers responded to a 911 call on Horseshoe Hill Rd. in the Town of Caledon along with Caledon Fire and Emergency Services and Peel Regional Paramedic Services.

When first responders arrived police say they found a residence fully engulfed in flames.

Police say one person was found dead.

Due to the nature of the incident and for the protection of privacy of all those involved, no further details on the victim were shared by police.

The fire is under investigation with the assistance of the Office of the Ontario Fire Marshal and the OPP Central Region Forensic Identification Service.

The deadly blaze is the second fatal fire in Caledon in as many weeks.

Around 6:40 a.m. on Canada Day (July 1), the Caledon OPP and Caledon Fire were called to a home on Mountainview Rd. near Hwy 9 in Caledon.

When emergency crews arrived they found a residence on fire. Nearby residents were evacuated from their homes, but two people were unaccounted for.

Two victims were later recovered from the scene and pronounced dead.

Following the fire, Caledon Fire Chief David Forfar urged all residents to test their smoke alarms and make an escape plan “with two ways out” in case of fire.

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