Second person dies in suspicious townhome fire in Mississauga

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Published March 12, 2024 at 9:56 am

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A second person has died in an overnight house fire in Mississauga.

The fire broke out around 3 a.m. this morning (March 12) at a two-storey townhouse on Bromsgrove Road near Winston Churchill Boulevard.

Early this morning, police and Mississauga Fire confirmed one person died in hospital after fire crews pulled two people from the home without vital signs.

The two people were reportedly in upstairs bedrooms.

“On behalf of Mississauga Fire it is with profound sadness to advise we have responded to a fatal house fire this morning,” Mississauga Fire Chief Deryn Rizzi said in a post on X.

Around 9:30 a.m., police confirmed a second person had died.

Media outlets have reported an older woman and a man died in the fire but a Peel Regional Police spokesperson tells insauga.com they aren’t confirming the age or gender of the people who died at this time.

Two other people had escaped the fire on their own and were also sent to hospital. One suffered significant burn injuries.

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Police confirmed they are investigating the fire.

It has been deemed suspicious as Rizzi told reporters the fire had several points of origin.

The Ontario Fire Marshal is also expected to attend later today.

As of 9:30 a.m., Bromsgrove Road remained closed from Cramer Street to Winston Churchill Boulevard, police said.

Police asked drivers to use alternate routes.

Photos: George Tavares

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