Woman and child seriously injured after basement fire in Brampton

A woman and a child have been seriously injured after a fire in a house basement in Brampton Tuesday evening, officials say.

Emergency crews were called to a home on Nevada Court near Naismith Street and Bovaird Drive East, east of Highway 410, just before 7:50 p.m.

A Peel Paramedics spokesperson initially told Global News crews were treating three patients.

However, two people were ultimately taken to hospital by crews — a woman with critical injuries and a child with serious injuries.

Peel Regional Police said roads in the immediate area were closed in response to the fire.

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