Three dead, child injured in Brampton, Ont., house fire


BRAMPTON, Ont. – Police say three people who died this morning in a house fire in Brampton, Ont., were members of one family.

Peel regional police say a young girl, also a member of the same family, was rescued and taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

She was listed in stable condition, while her mother, father and sister were killed in the blaze.

Brampton Fire Chief Michael Clark says that by the time firefighters arrived on scene shortly after 4 a.m., someone had broken down the door to the main floor and saved the young girl.

The child suffered third-degree burns and smoke inhalation and was rushed to Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto.

Clark says firefighters attacked the fire from the front of the house and had the blaze under control in 10 minutes. 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.