2 dead, 1 rescued from roof after house fire in Brampton

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WATCH ABOVE: Video of firefighters and investigators on scene following a house fire that took the lives of two people in Brampton on Thursday night, according to fire officials – May 8, 2020

Brampton fire officials say two people are dead after a fire broke out at a house in the city on Thursday night.

Firefighters were called to Mill Street and Queen Street West at around 10:41 p.m. for reports of a house fire.

Fire Chief Bill Boyes said heavy fire was coming from all floors of the home when firefighters arrived.

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One person was rescued from the roof of the home and two others were found inside an upper-level unit after the fire was put out, according to Boyes. Both were pronounced dead at the scene, he said.

The victims’ identities have not yet been released.

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A photo from the scene of a fatal house fire on Mill Street in Brampton, May 7, 2020. Andrew Collins / Global News

He added that Brampton fire officials and the Ontario Office of the Fire Marshal are investigating the fire. Peel Regional Police’s forensic unit is assisting in the investigation, and the coroner was also notified.

Queen Street was closed for the investigation between Mill and Elizabeth streets.

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