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2 dead in Oakville house fire

BT Toronto | posted Monday, Jan 13th, 2020

Halton Police say a man and a woman are dead after a fire broke out at a home in Oakville on Sunday night.

Emergency crews were called to the home on Princess Anne Drive around 8:40 p.m. after a passerby noticed smoke coming from the home.

On arrival, firefighters were faced with heavy smoke on the second floors.

“When they made entry to the home they went to the second floor to conduct a primary search. Smoke conditions and heat conditions were heavy,” deputy fire chief Andy Glynn explained.

“They were beating back the fire as they entered the second floor. They were able to get the fire under control and then subsequently found the two patients and removed them to the ambulance.”

A man and a woman were removed from the home and the man was pronounced dead shortly after. The woman was taken to hospital in serious condition, where she later died.

The fire was extinguished about two hours later and no other people were found inside the house.

The cause of the fire is not known at this time.

Glynn said it appears that the fire may have started in a bedroom on the second floor but that won’t be confirmed until the Ontario Fire Marshal’s office attends and conducts its investigation.

Roads in the area are partially blocked and anyone travelling through is asked to be mindful of emergency personnel working at the home.


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