Video shows massive fire that destroyed under-construction homes in Burlington
Published Monday, December 4, 2023 5:34AM EST
Last Updated Monday, December 4, 2023 3:39PM EST
New video has surfaced showing a massive fire that destroyed three under-construction homes in Burlington on Monday morning and damaged two others.
The blaze broke out just after 4 a.m. on Lodi Road near Dundas Street West and Walkers Line.
The footage, obtained by CTV News Toronto, was taken from a neighbouring home that was perilously close to the blaze. It shows three of the homes fully engulfed in flames as firefighters battled the blaze from a defensive position.
In a news release issued on Monday afternoon, police said that the fire is believed to be suspicious. Police added that another blaze at the same address on Dec. 2 has also been classified as suspicious.
“Police are asking witnesses to come forward, along with anyone who observed suspicious activity, or who has dash cam footage of the area of Walkers Line and Dundas Street, or near the GO stop/ 407 Carpool lot just west of that intersection,” the release states.
According to Burlington Fire Chief Dan Vanderlelie, two homes on either side of the blaze were occupied and crews were able to safely evacuate residents inside. Those homes remained unaffected, according to crews.
The Monday morning fire marks the third time in recent weeks that Burlington Fire has responded to calls on Lodi Road. In two prior incidents, the one on Saturday and one about two months ago, crews were called to the area for structure fires.
The Ontario Fire Marshal is investigating all of the recent incidents, the chief said.
Police are on the scene to divert local traffic.