Markham house fire sends 6 people to hospital, including 3 kids

A fire at a Markham home sent six people to hospital, including three children, York police say.

Home located near McCowan Road and Steeles Avenue

Six people were hospitalized after a massive fire tore through a Markham home on Tuesday afternoon. (Submitted)

A fire at a Markham home sent six people to hospital, including three children, York Regional Police say.

One man was taken to Toronto's Sunnybrook Hospital in serious condition, police said, while an officer was also sent to hospital with minor injuries. 

A woman and three children were also transported to hospital. The extent of their injuries is not known.

Firefighters arrived at the home on Douglas Haig Drive, near McCowan Road and Steeles Ave. E., around 5 p.m.

Homes in the area were evacuated as a precaution.

A fire at a Markham home sent six people to hospital, including three children. 0:31