Oakville condo fire displaces 5 residents, damages 2 units
Several residents treated on scene for smoke inhalation after 3rd floor fire, Halton police say
An overnight fire in an Oakville, Ont., low-rise condo building has displaced five residents, a fire official says.
No one was injured in the blaze early Saturday, but several residents were treated on scene for minor smoke inhalation, according to Halton Regional Police. One cat died, police said.
The fire damaged two units on the third floor of the building on Pilgrims Way, near Third Line and Queen Elizabeth Way. Emergency crews were called to the scene at about 12:30 a.m.
Ken Cutmore, platoon chief with the Oakville Fire Department, said residents from two fire damaged units have not been allowed to return.
About 20 firefighters and six vehicles responded to the call, he added.
No estimate of the damage was available.
'Not a suspicious fire'
Police evacuated five units in all after the fire broke out, according to Staff Sgt. Jeff Dunham, spokesperson for Halton Regional Police.
"It's not a suspicious fire. The initial investigation found that it may have been a space heater," he said.
The official cause is still under investigation.
Oakville Transit brought several buses to the complex to allow displaced residents to shelter inside.