Patrick Brown, the mayor of Brampton, announced on Thursday the death of three children after a house fire in Brampton.
Brown confirmed through a tweet on Twitter that three children aged 10, 15 and 16 have died in the recent fire accident. The mayor also acknowledged the efforts of firefighters to put off the fire on the scene.
Brampton Fire Chief Bill Boyes also confirmed the deaths of three young children who were all boys as a result of the fire.
Paramedics in Peel reported that the victims were in life-threatening condition after a fire erupted in a house east of Torbram Road on Clark Blvd. They were rushed to the hospital immediately by the paramedics.
“I am heartbroken to report we have confirmed 3 fatalities at this fire. All 3 are children (ages 16, 15 & 10). I want to acknowledge the efforts of all the firefighters on scene who faced extremely challenging fire conditions & risked their lives to try to save these 3 children” said Patrick Brown in his tweet.
The Peel Regional Police reported that emergency crews were notified shortly after 9:00 a.m. and found the house fully destroyed in flames.
When firefighters arrived, flames and smoke were seen billowing from a townhouse as they climbed ladders to combat the blaze.