Three dead in house fire

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Three people have died and a child has been rushed to hospital following a house fire in Brampton.

He rushed upstairs and kicked in the door to the home at 78 Madison St., in the Dixie Road/Williams Parkway area, and could hear screaming coming from inside.

Clark did not reveal the age of the injured girl or the ages and genders of the dead.

Clark said it took firefighters approximately 10 minutes to get the blaze under control.

"She was shy but she was a nice girl", Chevolleau said of her friend's little sister.

"She was the most kindhearted and lovely person and may she rest in peace", wrote Tavleen Chahal of Amina in a Facebook post notifying other Guelph University students of the tragedy.

"We are unsure if there were any working smoke alarms".

The Office of the Fire Marshal, Peel Regional Police and a fire investigator with Brampton Fire and Emergency Services will be working to determine the cause of the deadly blaze.

The fire which started on the main floor had broken out through the front window.

Peel District School Board spokeswoman Carla Pereira said one of the victims graduated from one of their high schools last June, while the girl who was rescued is a current elementary school student.

- A fire in a home in Port Colborne, Ont. killed an 83-year-old woman, her 37-year-old granddaughter and her two great-grandchildren.

- A house fire that engulfed two Hamilton homes in August left a mother and her two children dead and seven people with varying degrees of injuries.

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