6 children including 1 infant in hospital following Mississauga house fire – Toronto
Six children, one of them an infant, have been transported to hospital due to a fire in Mississauga Saturday morning, Peel paramedics say.
Emergency crews were called to a semi-detached home near the intersection of Windwood Drive and Starfield Crescent, just northwest of Winston Churchill Boulevard and Britannia Road Saturday morning, Peel police tweeted.
Paramedics told Global News that a total of seven patients were assessed on scene, one adult and six children, and are all in non-life-threatening condition.
Paramedics were not able to confirm the ages of the other children.
Mississauga Fire tweeted that fire crews are using a defensive strategy to respond to the two-alarm blaze.
Fire Chief Deryn Rizzi commended an 18-year-old who assisted some of the children to escape the fire.
“Amazing bravery of an 18 [year] old who climbed up on the roof to help two children escape from [the] 2nd floor,” Rizzi tweeted.
At this time, the cause of the fire is unknown.
Roads in the area were closed for the investigation.
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