Woman dead after fire at Oakville assisted-living building – Toronto Star

Woman dead after fire at Oakville assisted-living building - Toronto Star
Elderly woman dead after fire at Oakville assisted living building
A female resident, believed to be in her 60s, has died after a fire Tuesday at an assisted-living building in downtown Oakville.

The Oakville Fire Department received a call just before 6 p.m. for a report of smoke at the facility at 259 Robinson St. near Trafalgar Rd., Halton police Insp. Jeff Sandy said.

The five-storey building, operated by the March of Dimes, had smoke billowing out of a second-floor unit. Its lone occupant suffered severe burns and was pulled out by emergency personnel. She was taken to Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital where she later died.

Other residents of the second floor were taken to Oakville Transit buses or a nearby church. Residents of other floors in the building were allowed back in their units.

A female resident, believed to be in her 60s, has died after a fire Tuesday at an assisted-living building in downtown Oakville.

The Oakville Fire Department received a call just before 6 p.m. for a report of smoke at the facility at 259 Robinson St. near Trafalgar Rd., Halton police Insp. Jeff Sandy said.

The five-storey building, operated by the March of Dimes, had smoke billowing out of a second-floor unit. Its lone occupant suffered severe burns and was pulled out by emergency personnel. She was taken to Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital where she later died.

Other residents of the second floor were taken to Oakville Transit buses or a nearby church. Residents of other floors in the building were allowed back in their units.

Oakville firefighters managed to keep the fire contained to one unit on the second floor of the five-storey building.

A woman suffering life-threatening injuries was taken to hospital where she was later pronounced dead.

Oakville Transit responded to the scene to shelter displaced and evacuated tenants of the building while the fire was put out.

The cause of the fire is still unknown and the Ontario Fire Marshall’s Office has been called in to investigate.