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Tottenham woman killed in overnight house fire

January 8, 2018   ·   0 Comments

A Tottenham woman has died after being trapped in an overnight house fire.

According to reports, the fire broke out at 53 Park Crescent around 11:30 p.m. on January 1.

By the time crews arrived, the 11 foot flames had already spread to the attached home at 51 Park, and eventually to 55 Park Crescent as well.

Also injured in the fire were the woman’s son, age 15, and her husband. Both were taken to hospital with reports of burns.

New Tecumseth Fire Chief Dan Heydon Tweeted from the fire: “NTFR on scene of working structure fire on Park Cres in Tottenham. Heavy fire conditions on arrival and breached into adjoining home.

“2 patients transported to hospital with injuries.@simcoecountyPS / OPP on scene & @K_F_E_S rehab on route to scene.”

One other residents of the home, a child, was not home at the time of the fire. The condition of the family pets is unknown.

Fire crews from all three New Tecumseth Fire Stations were called to the scene, along with one unit from Schomberg.

The cause of the fire is not yet known, however an investigator from the Office of the Fire Marshal and an Ontario Provincial Police forensic team were on scene.

         


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