Three young boys have died in a fire that engulfed a townhouse in Brampton today, officials said.
According to Peel police, emergency crews were called to a residence in the area of Torbram Road and Clark Boulevard where a fire was raging a little after 9 am on Thursday.
Emergency officials did not released the identities of the victims, but stated they were aged 15, 12 and 9.
No adults were home at the time, said Peel police Constable Akhil Mooken who was at the scene. However, he clarified that the children were not living in this home without any adults present.
“First responding officers arrived just prior to the fire department and made several valiant efforts to rescue occupants that were located inside of the residence,” Mooken said. However, the three children died “as a result of the injuries they sustained”, he added.
Mooken told reporters, “Our first concern right now is obviously making sure that the family that has suffered a significant loss here is supported”.
Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown and Ontario Premier Doug Ford extended their condolences to the family and friends of the victims.