Three people dead in Brampton house fire, child seriously injured

Three people have been killed in an early morning house fire in Brampton.

Firefighters were called to Madison Street, near Bovaird Drive and Dixie Road, around 4:10 a.m. on Tuesday.

The child was transported to SickKids Hospital in Toronto to be treated for third-degree burns and smoke inhalation.

Brampton Fire Chief Michael Clark said a basement tenant managed to make their way upstairs and rescue one of the residents inside.

Clark told CBC reporters on Tuesday morning that a basement tenant was able to rescue a girl after flames broke out. He said it appeared the fire started on the main floor.

Clark did not reveal the age of the injured girl or the ages and genders of the dead.

26-year-old man is facing charges after police say he allegedly attempted to cash a phony cheque at a Durham Region branch of the Royal Bank.

Raman Brar said by the time she left her house at 5:30 a.m. the fire was already out, only smoke billowing from the house two doors down.

The girl has been rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

There is no word yet on what caused the fire.

  • Leroy Wright