Oakville townhouse fire displaces some residents

Oakville townhouse fire displaces some residents
Several cats dead after fire tears through Oakville townhouse unit
Up to 10 residents have been displaced after a fire tore through a townhouse unit in Oakville overnight, police say.

The blaze began in a unit on the third floor of the building on Pilgrims Way near Abbeywood Drive at around 12:30 a.m.

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.

Up to 10 residents displaced after fire at Oakville townhouse complex: police

At one point, an Oakville Transit bus was brought in to provide shelter residents who were displaced due to heavy smoke on the third floor.

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.

Police say that while the residents inside the unit were able to escape without any injuries, several cats did perish in the fire.

Police also say that several residents from adjoining units were treated for minor smoke inhalation at the scene.

A firefighter is shown looking for hot spots after a blaze at an Oakville townhouse complex early Saturday morning.

Police evacuated five units in all after the fire broke out, according to Staff Sgt. Jeff Dunham, spokesperson for Halton Regional Police.

A firefighter is shown looking for hot spots after a blaze at an Oakville townhouse complex early Saturday morning.

"It's not a suspicious fire. The initial investigation found that it may have been a space heater," he said.

Up to 10 residents have been displaced after a fire tore through a townhouse unit in Oakville overnight, police say.

An overnight fire in an Oakville, Ont., low-rise condo building has displaced five residents, a fire official says.

The blaze began in a unit on the third floor of the building on Pilgrims Way near Abbeywood Drive at around 12:30 a.m.

Oakville Transit brought several buses to the complex to allow displaced residents to shelter inside.

At one point, an Oakville Transit bus was brought in to provide shelter residents who were displaced due to heavy smoke on the third floor.

Police say that while the residents inside the unit were able to escape without any injuries, several cats did perish in the fire.

Police also say that several residents from adjoining units were treated for minor smoke inhalation at the scene.

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