UPDATE: Part of Hurontario Remains Closed Due to Explosion
The explosion that rocked part of a long-standing plaza in Mississauga is still sending shockwaves through the community.
Peel police recently confirmed that Hurontario Street will be closed in both directions at Dundas to Hillcrest “until further notice.”
Residents should note that while they cannot drive in the area, some businesses are still open to pedestrians.
As per the OFM and Mississauga Fire businesses at 3024 and 3025 Hurontario can be open to foot traffic only, NO CARS. #mississauga— Peel Regional Police (@PeelPoliceMedia) February 12, 2018
The Peel District School Board (PDSB) recently announced that TL Kennedy Secondary School, also located near the blast site, will be closed to staff and students on Monday, Feb. 12.
Peel police said they were called to the scene of an explosion in a commercial plaza in the Hurontario St. and Agnes St. area around 7:28 a.m. on the morning of Sunday, Feb. 11
Police said a 39-year-old man from Mississauga was transported to hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries. A 43-year-old woman and a six-year-old boy were transported with minor injuries.
A 50-year-old man and a young child were treated on scene and released.
Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services Fire Chief Tim Beckett told reporters that three of the victims victims were rescued by firefighters after they climbed onto the roof of the building.
Multiple residents have been displaced as a result of the incident.
“A number of families have been displaced from the area of the explosion and it is uncertain when they will be allowed back into their homes,” said police in a recent statement. “To assist these families, Region of Peel Human Services is currently leading a coordinated response with the Red Cross at the evacuation centre at Mississauga Valley Community Centre.”
Peel police Chief Jennifer Evans spoke to reporters at the blast site and said that it’s too early to determine the cause of the blast or comment on whether or not it’s suspicious.
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