Ontario: Four people, including two children, were killed in a massive fire at a home in Hamilton.
Soon after 11:00 p.m. on Thursday, firefighters were called to the townhouse at 14 Derby Street in the Raimal Road area on Upper Gauge Avenue.
When firefighters arrived at the scene, they saw a fire in a house in the center of the row in the middle of the townhouses. They immediately started trying to douse the fire.
The rescue team was also briefed about some people stranded on the second floor of the townhome. A statement by fire officials said the crew was exposed to heavy smoke and intense heat while on its way to rescue people on the second floor.
A statement by fire officials said the crew was exposed to heavy smoke and intense heat while on its way to rescue people on the second floor. During the search and rescue operation, four people were quickly taken down from the second floor by the firefighters.
Firefighters, along with paramedics, tried to rescue the four and they were rushed to a hospital where they were declared brought dead.
Hamilton Police said a total of six people had been taken to hospital, of whom two were said to be in stable condition. The age and gender of the two adults and children have not been disclosed.
Fire officials said the fire was brought under control gradually and there were no reports of any other injuries. The Ontario Fire Marshal’s Office has been summoned to investigate the matter.