Three people dead in Brampton house fire, child seriously injured

Brampton fire

Three people are dead and a child is in hospital following an overnight house fire in Brampton.

Peel Regional Police received a call shortly after 4 a.m. on Tuesday about a fire on Madison Street, near Dixie Road and Bovaird Drive East, near Toronto, media reports said.

Neighbours said a family of four, including two daughters, lived on the main level.

- A Christmas Eve fire at a cottage near Peterborough, Ont. killed a mother and father plus their two sons.

"She was the most kindhearted and handsome person and may she rest in peace", wrote Tavleen Chahal of Amina in a Facebook post notifying other Guelph University students of the tragedy.

Brampton Fire Chief Michael Clark said the girl has third-degree burns and smoke inhalation.

Sheldon Teague, 19, who was staying in the basement, rescued the child.

"I wish I could have helped more people", he told CityNews.

"I still could hear them screaming so I told them to come towards my voice", Teague recalls.

"When the [fire] trucks arrived on scene, the fire had already broken to the exterior".

Clark said it took firefighters approximately 10 minutes to get the blaze under control. He said it appeared the fire started on the main floor in the living room.

He says firefighters then entered the house through the side and searched the basement before making their way upstairs.

When crews were able to gain entry to the residence, they found three people dead inside bedrooms in the rear of the home.

It's the latest in a string of deadly house fires in Ontario over the last few months. The date of registration is unknown.

That will be part of an investigation by the Ontario Fire Marshal's Office, Brampton fire and Peel police.

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