Woman in hospital, dog missing after house fire in Mississauga – CityNews

Woman in hospital, dog missing after house fire in Mississauga - CityNews
Woman rescued by police after running back into burning Mississauga home to find dog
A woman has been taken to hospital for serious smoke inhalation after a fire broke out at a home in Mississauga.

Peel police said the fire started in the back bedroom of a home on Russett Road, near Dixie Road and the QEW, just before 3 a.m. on Thursday.

They said three people were inside the home at the time. They all got out safely, but one of them ran back in to get their dog.

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A woman who ran back into a burning Mississauga home to find her dog was rescued by two Peel police officers after she reportedly collapsed inside the residence.

Firefighters were called to a home on Russett Road, near the QEW and Dixie Road, early this morning for reports of a house fire.

According to Mississauga Fire, four people, who were inside the home when the fire broke out, made it out of the house safely but one of the occupants, a woman in her 30s, ran back in to try to find her dog.

Two Peel Regional Police officers ran into the burning building and rescued the woman. She was subsequently transported by paramedics to hospital for treatment.

Initially her injuries were believed to be potentially life-threatening, but officials now say her condition has significantly improved.

Firefighters are continuing to search for the womans dog, who homeowners say is a five-year-old a cocker spaniel named Chester.

At the height of the fire, neighbouring homes were evacuated as a precaution and transit buses were brought in to shelter residents.

The cause has not been determined but a fire investigator has been called to the scene to probe the circumstances surrounding the incident.