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.”
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.