Sinthia Hoque:-On Monday morning at a residence in Oshawa, two bodies were recovered, and two were still missing.
The Oshawa Fire Services were called just after 1 p.m. after a report of fire was made to search homes on Olive Avenue, between Simcoe and Ritson roads.
Upon their arrival they had found a row house on 149 Olive Avenue immersed in flames.
Five people were pulled from the home and taken to hospital by fire crews.
“We have located two deceased individuals”, said Oshawa Fire Chief Derrick Clark to reporters on Monday evening. “At this time we’re working with coroner and Durham regional police”, he said.
Though the officials have not identified the remains, Clark mentioned that the two bodies were found around 6 p.m., after a specialized team was sent by Toronto Fire. They were sent to help in regards to searching the home, which had gone through vigorous structural damage.
According to a statement made by Oshawa Fire Services to CP24, three of the five people found were initially in critical condition, including a ten-year-old child.
Four of which have since been released, however one person is still receiving treatment in a hospital.
According to Clark, many of the injuries suffered ranged from smoke inhalation to burns and cuts.
He also mentioned that in total, seven homes were affected by the fire, and eight residents were provided with temporary lodging in a nearby hotel.
In addition to Durham police and forensic investigators investigating the scene, Clark and the Ontario Fire Marshal said that they’re still unsure as to how the fire began. They said it was hindered by the brittle and unsafe nature of the structure due to the fire.
News and picture Source: CTV News