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2 dead, 2 others injured in ‘suspicious’ Mississauga house fire

Peel Paramedics say two people have died and two others have been taken to hospital after a house fire in Mississauga early Tuesday.

A fire broke out at a home on Bromsgrove Road, near Winston Church Boulevard and Royal Windsor Drive, at around 3 a.m.

Paramedics said two people died.

Two others were taken to hospital, one with serious injuries and the other with minor injuries, paramedics said.

They said out of the four people — two were men and two were women.

Mississauga Fire Chief Deryn Rizzi told Global News two people were able to self-evacuate before firefighters arrived with one of them suffering significant burn injuries.

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When firefighters did arrive, Rizzi said they went into the home and found two people in separate rooms.

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A cat and a dog were also rescued from the home, she said. The cat survived but the dog perished in the fire.

“There were some really senior firefighters that have seen a number of different fires, they really described it as high, high heat conditions, heavy smoke, flame involvement,” Rizzi said. “This was a fire that was really going. And that’s why we can see the significant injuries on the patients.”

She also said the fire is being deemed suspicious as there were “multiple points of origin.”

Peel Regional Police have been called in to investigate and Ontario’s Office of the Fire Marshal has also been notified.

“This is a tough day for our firefighters when we lose members of our community in a fatal house fire,” Rizzi said.

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