Massive fire destroys home in upscale Mississauga neighbourhood

Massive fire destroys home in upscale Mississauga neighbourhood
By Pam Douglas
Mississauga News
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Arrowhead Road Fire

A south Mississauga home was destroyed by fire early Friday morning (Feb. 23).

“When crews arrived on scene they found that the home was completely involved with fire,” said Mississauga Platoon Chief Alan Hills. “Flames were visible as far away as the QEW.”

The house at 401 Arrowhead Rd., near Mississauga Road and south of the QEW in Lorne Park, was under renovation and unoccupied at the time, according to Peel police spokesperson Const. Harinder Sohi.

No injuries were reported.

Firefighters were called to the fire around 4 a.m.

The two-alarm fire brought 35 Mississauga firefighters to the dead-end street in an affluent part of the city.

Police are still attempting to locate the home’s owners.

“It’s a large-loss fire,” Hills said.

It’s too early to tell what started the fire, Hills said. Mississauga fire prevention investigator Jeff Jones will be working with the Ontario Fire Marshal’s Office to find a cause.

Fire crews took a defensive approach to the fire right from the start, but were able to protect the adjacent homes from damage and the residents were evacuated for a short period while the fire was being fought.

“They were flowing a lot of water on the fire to be able to control the scene,” Hills said.

Gas and hydro in the area were shut off, but both were being restored around 9 a.m., Sohi said.

Peel Paramedics and police were on scene to assist as the fire was raging.

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