Brampton house fire claims woman visitor from India

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A female victim in her 60’s has died following a house fire in Brampton, Peel police say.

Crews were called to a house in the area of Fireside Drive and Navy Crescent just after 3 p.m.

A chaplain supporting the family said the woman was in her 60s and that she was in Canada visiting family on a trip from India. She said the family is “broken” by the sudden death.

Boyes said crews arrived to find smoke inside the home. The fire appears to have started on the first floor, but the cause is not yet clear, he said.

“The Ontario Fire Marshall’s Office, Peel police and internal investigators are trying to determine the origin, cause and circumstance of this fire to determine exactly what happened here,” Boyes said.

He said it is too early to say whether the fire might have been suspicious at all.

“At this time we don’t have any details on that and we’re still early, so the next minutes and hours those three agencies are going to work together to try and determine what happened here,” Boyes said.

No other injuries have been reported. -CINEWS

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