A father and son are dead after a fire broke out in their Jane Street and Sheppard Avenue home late Wednesday, Nov. 28.
Emergency crews were called to the Charrington Crescent home just before midnight to battle the two-alarm blaze, which is believed to have started in the basement and spread through the house. The home’s windows blew out from the fire’s pressure, sending glass 15 metres into the street.
The bodies of the two men, aged 52 and 79, were recovered several hours later.
Police said a woman, 70, and man, 49, were rescued and taken to hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation.
Two firefighters were also taken to hospital with minor injuries.
Investigators have not confirmed if smoke alarms were working in the home because they had melted by the time firefighters arrived, officials said.
The Ontario Fire Marshal’s office continues to investigating.