No injuries in Mississauga house fire
Kayla Goodfield, CP24.com
Published Monday, March 25, 2019 8:13PM EDT
Last Updated Monday, March 25, 2019 9:41PM EDT
No injuries were reported after a massive fire broke out at a Mississauga townhome on Monday night.
The blaze started at around 6 p.m. in the area of Rathburn Road East and Tapestry Trail.
Platoon Chief Luigi Davoli told CP24 at the scene that no one was inside the home as flames began to tear through.
At the height of the blaze, 12 fire trucks, three command officers, three chief officers and two support vehicles were dispatched to the scene.
Smoke and heavy flames could be seen coming from the second floor of the townhome at the time.
The fire was completely put out by 10 p.m.
Davoli detailed the response effort to the fire but said the cause of it has not yet been determined.
“We found out it was a gas-fed fire so the gas metre had been burned through and natural gas was feeding the fire so we had a little bit of an issue trying to control the fire with that reason there until we could locate, dig down and isolate the gas and now we’ve been successful in that part there,” he said.
“We always want to remind people that it is very important to have working smoke alarms in your home, test them periodically, at least monthly and also have an escape plan to get out quickly.”
About half a dozen neighbouring homes had to evacuate due to the fire.
The damage sustained to the home is estimated to amount to between $500,000 and $750,000, Davoli said.
The Office of the Fire Marshal has been called in to investigate the matter.
Roads have been blocked off nearby.