3 children and 2 adults found dead in Brampton house fire


Three children and two adults were found dead after a fire tore through a home in Brampton on Monday morning.

Brampton Fire Chief Bill Boyes said emergency crews were called to a home in the Conestoga Drive and Sutter Avenue area around 2 a.m. for reports of fire.

The three-alarm fire made “difficult entry” for crews upon arrival, Boyes said.

Boyes said a total of five people were found dead at the home – three children and two adults.

One person was able to get out of the house and was rushed to a trauma center with serious injuries.

Peel Regional Police said two other adults were able to leave the home without physical injury.

“It was a difficult fire on arrival. Firefighters were greeted by heavy smoke and flames,” Boyes said. “Unfortunately it was a tragic outcome. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.”

Peel Regional Police said Conestoga Drive between Sandalwood Parkway East and Cranmore Court remains closed. (David Ritchie/CBC)

Boyes noted that the Ontario Office of the Fire Marshal will investigate.

Conestoga Drive between Sandalwood Parkway East and Cranmore Court is closed, Peel Police said.