Grandmother dies as fire marshal confirms no working smoke alarms in Brampton blaze


A sixth family member has died following a tragic fatal fire in Brampton, Ontario. Last week.

Bonnie O’Dea, mother of Raven Alisha Ali-O’Dea, 29, and grandmother of Layla, Jayden and Alia Ali-O’Dea, died Wednesday. Raven, her husband Nazir and their three children died after their home was engulfed in flames on March 28.

The family’s funeral was held last Saturday, as O’Dea was in critical condition in hospital.

Two family members confirmed to CBC News that she died on Wednesday. The family said they are in a deep state of mourning and have chosen not to comment further.

The Office of the Fire Marshal has also confirmed that a sixth person has died.

“Our thoughts are with the family and the community during this difficult time,” spokesman Sean Driscoll said in a statement. “We can also confirm that no working smoke alarms were present in the home at the time of the fire. The investigation is ongoing and we have no further comment at this time.”

On the day of the fire, O’Dea, who lived in the house, was taken to a trauma center in critical condition.

Peel Police told CBC News they were “unable to share anything else at this time.”