Townhouse fire in Mississauga claims the life of one male
Chris Fox, CP24.com
Published Wednesday, September 6, 2017 12:11PM EDT
Last Updated Wednesday, September 6, 2017 5:26PM EDT
Police say that one male is dead after a three-alarm fire at a townhouse complex in Mississauga on Wednesday morning.
The fire began at a home on Copenhagen Road near Derry Road at around 11:10 a.m.
Fire Chief Tim Beckett says that crews encountered heavy flames in a unit within the complex upon their arrival and decided to immediately call for additional resources.
Several adjoining units were evacuated as a safety precaution as Crews were successful at containing the fire.
“We had several units battling a fire in the unit that extended up into the attic,” Beckett said. “It was upgraded to a third alarm due to the building. We wanted to make sure that we could contain it to a certain area.”
The male who was pronounced dead has not yet been identified, though he was reportedly a resident of the townhouse.
The Office of the Ontario Fire Marshal will be investigating the cause of the blaze.