Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services responded to a 3-storey, low-rise residential apartment fire today at 332 Lakeshore Road West in Port Credit. As a result of the fire, the building was evacuated and four apartments sustained damage.
“Mississauga Fire crews quickly contained the fire to the unit of origin. Three other neighbouring units sustained smoke and water damage,” said Deryn Rizzi, Mississauga Fire Chief and Director of Emergency Management. “At this point there are no reported injuries to residents or occupants. One of our firefighters was assessed and transported to the hospital.”
A MiWay transit bus is on location to provide temporary shelter to displaced residents. A Command Post has been set up on-site where residents can connect directly with the Red Cross, Region of Peel’s Social Services and our Office of Emergency Management regarding needs they may have with respect to shelter, food, medication, clothing, hygiene items and more.
“Thank you to the swift actions of our Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services team and our supporting partner agencies. I am very relieved there are no reported injuries from the fire today in Port Credit,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “My thoughts are with the firefighter who was taken to the hospital. I am grateful for the work our first responders do to protect our community.”
At this time, Lakeshore Road West is closed in both directions between Pine Street South and Maple Avenue South.
“I am thankful that no residents were injured and hope that the firefighter will have a full and quick recovery. It is always alarming and traffic to hear of a fire in our community,” said Stephen Dasko, Councillor, Ward 1. “We ask that residents avoid the area as our Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services investigate the fire cause and extent of damage.”
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