Woman killed in house fire identified by neighbours in Mississauga


Published March 13, 2024 at 9:46 am

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A woman killed in a house fire is being identified by neighbours in Mississauga.

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

Fire crews pulled two people from upstairs bedrooms. One person died shortly after arriving at hospital and the second person died later. Two other people escaped the fire but suffered injuries and were transported to hospital.

Alice Kret, who lived in the home with her two sons and a daughter, is one of the residents who died, according to multiple news reports.

Peel Regional Police, who are currently investigating the fire, tell insauga.com that an adult male and female resident were killed but could not provide more information today (March 13).

Kret reportedly lived in the home for more than 40 years and was well-known in the neighbourhood.

She would bring homemade perogies and cabbage rolls to neighbours and she was very kind, according to a neighbour in the townhouse complex.

The man who died in the fire has not been identified.

Early yesterday Mississauga Fire Chief Deryn Rizzi told reporters that firefighters noted multiple points of origin of the fire and thought it was suspicious.

But in the afternoon, Jim Gillespie, an investigator with the Office of the Fire Marshal, told reporters he believed there was actually only one point of origin of the fire.

The investigation was not completed but yesterday afternoon Gillespie didn’t believe it was a suspicious fire.

A Peel Regional Police spokesperson could not say yet if they deemed the fire suspicious or not.

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