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Brampton fire leaves three dead, one injured

Feb. 15, 2017, Brampton, Ont. - Feb. 15, 2017, Brampton, Ont. - A young Toronto-area girl is in hospital in serious but stable condition after a house fire that killed her mother, father and sister.


The girl suffered severe burns when the flames and heavy smoke spread quickly through their home in Brampton, Ontario early yesterday.

The city's fire chief says by the time firefighters arrived, a man in a basement apartment had kicked his way into the main level of the home and rescued the young girl.

Fire Chief Michael Clark says the three bodies were found after firefighters knocked down the blaze, which he says took about 10 minutes.

Authorities did not release the identities of the victims, saying they were still in the process of notifying next of kin.

Clark says the fire is believed to have started in the living room on the main floor of the home.

The man who rescued the girl returned to the scene yesterday and said he was alerted to the blaze by screams from people on the upper floors.

Sheldon Teague says he ran into the burning home, picked up the girl and brought her outside.

The Ontario Fire Marshal is looking into the cause of the fire.

February 15, 2017
By The Canadian Press