Elderly woman found dead after house fire in Mississauga
Firefighters and a police cruiser are seen outside a house on Shadbush Court in Mississauga on Wednesday, April 6, 2016.
Paul Johnston and Sandie Benitah, CTV Toronto
Published Wednesday, April 6, 2016 6:15PM EDT
Last Updated Wednesday, April 6, 2016 10:48PM EDT
An elderly woman was discovered dead following a two-alarm house fire in Mississauga Wednesday afternoon.
Emergency crews were called to the home on Shadbush Court, in the Burnhamthorpe Road and Glen Erin Drive area, at around 5:30 p.m.
“Crews went in and encountered heavy smoke and heat conditions,” Mississauga Fire Platoon Chief Daniel Ennamorato told reporters outside the home.
The victim was located inside the home without vital signs, paramedics said.
“She was (vital signs absent) for quite a while,” Ennamorato said.
It was not immediately clear if the woman’s death was due to the fire.
The cause of the fire was not immediately known. Officials estimate damage to the home at around $150,000.
Police and firefighters continue to investigate.
Meanwhile, at the other end of the Greater Toronto Area, one man was rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries following a two-alarm house fire in Scarborough.
Crews were called to the fire on Lord Roberts Drive, near Wainfleet Road, at around 5:45 p.m.
According to firefighters, the elderly man was located in a front room of the home without vital signs, but was later revived.
He was rushed to hospital in critical condition, Toronto Paramedics Services said.
At the height of the blaze, a dozen trucks and 45 firefighters were on scene, a representative with Toronto Fire Services said.
One firefighter reportedly sustained a cut to their hand.
The cause of the fire was not immediately known.
“There (are) a lot of combustible materials in there,” Toronto Fire Services Division Commander Len Stadler told CP24 at the scene.
“We haven’t even started an investigation, so we’ll wait for the fire marshal to arrive.”