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Girl rescued from Brampton house fire has died: OFM

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Ontario’s fire marshal says a girl rescued from a burning home in Brampton last week has died in hospital.

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“Tragically, we lost a mother and it pains me terribly to update that the child involved in this fire has also passed,” Jon Pegg said, according to CP24, while providing an update on the fire that broke out at a residence near Jade Cr. and Jayfield Rd. on the night of June 2.

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A third victim remains in hospital in serious condition.

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The mother was trapped inside the house along with the child, believed to be three years old, and had to be rescued by Brampton Fire crews.

They were taken to hospital where the mother died and the child was in critical condition.

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The three victims are believed to have been tenants of the home who lived in the basement.

According to Brampton Fire Chief Bill Boyes, 13 people — including seven children — have died in fires in the past 16 months in his city.

Pegg said the investigation is ongoing but earlier confirmed there were no working smoke alarms on the first floor or in the basement.

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