One dead, one injured in Mississauga townhouse fire
One dead, one injured in Mississauga townhouse fire
September 6, 2017
Mississauga News
Arble by: Pam Douglas
 
Fatal fire

One man has died in a fire at this Copenhagen Road townhouse complex in Mississauga Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. - Bryon Johnson/Metroland

A man is dead, a second injured in a townhouse fire in Mississauga Wednesday, Sept. 6.
 
Five townhouses in total have been evacuated on Copenhagen Road near Derry Road West as Mississauga fire crews continued to try to suppress the fire. The flames spread to a second unit, and smoke has spread through the open attic area to other units, according to Mississauga Fire.
 
The victim was found by firefighters on the main level of the unit where the fire is believed to have started. Emergency crews were called to the scene around 11:10 a.m.
 
It is unclear how the second victim escaped, but he was treated at the scene by Peel paramedics.
 
Black smoke was continuing to pour from the complex an hour later.
 
Police are telling residents to stay clear of the area while crews work.
 
Fire crews managed to contain the flames to the two units, located in the middle of a row of several townhouses.
 
Mississauga fire investigators and the Ontario Fire Marshal's Office have been called to the scene.