Woman dead after fire in Dundas Street trailer home
Fire crews were called to 2189 Dundas Street around 5 p.m. on Monday
London, Ont., police say one woman is dead following a fire in a trailer home on Dundas Street on Monday afternoon.
Fire officials were called to 2189 Dundas St. just west of Veterans Memorial Parkway, at around 5 p.m., and after arriving, they were told someone could be trapped within the burning structure.
"We found smoke and fire coming from the trailer unit and we had a report that somebody may have been missing at that time," said Gary Mosburger, London Fire's platoon chief.
"We did make entry into the home and within seconds, we did find somebody within the trailer. We pulled the individual from the trailer and awaited paramedic assistance to transport the individual to hospital."
The woman was taken to hospital by paramedics with life-threatening injuries and later died, police said Tuesday morning.
In a smaller structure like a trailer, it doesn't take much time for smoke, super-heated gases or a fire to fill up the home, Mosburger said.
"It can make injuries more severe, for sure," he said.
Fire investigators and London police are now probing the origin, cause and circumstances of the fire. Damage is estimated at $150,000.