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1 dead, 10 taken to hospital after hazardous materials call in Mississauga

Emergency crews respond to a hazardous materials call in Mississauga Saturday evening.
Emergency crews respond to a hazardous materials call in Mississauga Saturday evening. Andrew Collins / Global News

Officials say one person is dead and several emergency responders were taken to hospital after a “hazardous materials” incident in Mississauga Saturday evening.

Platoon Chief Daniel Boyer said emergency crews were called to a home on Goldenrod Crescent, in the area of Mavis Road and Eglinton Avenue, around 6:10 p.m.

Boyer said the call initially came in as a medical emergency, but changed after crews arrived.

“Upon arrival, the incident was escalated into a hazardous materials response,” he said.

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“We were presented with numerous occupants of the home and we rapidly removed those occupants. Unfortunately one of the occupants has succumbed to the injuries.”

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Boyer said six paramedics, three firefighters and one civilian were taken to hospital as a result of a chemical exposure.

A paramedics spokesperson said they all had minor symptoms.

The nature of the chemical exposure was unclear.