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.

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.

Cat rescued from early morning blaze at Oakville condo complex on Pilgrims Way

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.

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

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

Oakville Transit arranged to have several buses head to the area to help accommodate residents who had to leave their homes. Emergency crews partially evacuated the building because of the amount of smoke on the third floor.

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 Beaver photojournalist Graham Paine tweeted at 1 a.m. that flames were visible on arrival to the scene and search crews brought out a cat from a unit.

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.

While the fire took place in a unit on the third floor of the building, Halton police said those who lived there were able to escape without injury.

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.