Canada Third family member dies after fire in Lawrence Heights

17:10  14 december  2017
17:10  14 december  2017 Source:   thestar.com

Canadian man killed while on vacation in Trinidad and Tobago

  Canadian man killed while on vacation in Trinidad and Tobago A Shelburne, Ont. firefighter has arrived in Trinidad and Tobago to support his mother after his father was killed while vacationing there.Global Affairs Canada confirmed a Canadian man was killed in Trinidad ‎and Tobago on Sunday. Further details about the victim or how he died have not been released.The Orangeville Banner learned the son of the deceased is a two-year member of the Shelburne Fire Department. The firefighter boarded a plane on Friday to support his mother and family in Trinidad.“Our whole department is deeply saddened,” Shelburne Fire Chief Brad Lemaich posted on Twitter Sunday night.

A 16-year-old boy is the third member of his family to die after a fire at a Toronto Community Housing building in the Lawrence Heights area last week. Toronto fire responded to an apartment building near Flemington and Allen Rds. just before 10 p.m. on Dec. 4. Firefighters found the family in

A 16-year-old boy is the third family member to die after a fire at an apartment building in the Lawrence Heights area last week.


Three people are dead after a two-alarm fire at an apartment building on Dec. 4. © Carlos Osorio Three people are dead after a two-alarm fire at an apartment building on Dec. 4.

A 16-year-old boy is the third member of his family to die after a fire at a Toronto Community Housing building in the Lawrence Heights area last week.

Toronto fire responded to an apartment building near Flemington and Allen Rds. just before 10 p.m. on Dec. 4. Firefighters found the family in life-threatening condition inside the first floor of the apartment unit.

Shaher Hamid, 18, died in hospital shortly after the fire broke out, and his mother, Fakhira Whahedi, 47, died a few days later.

On Wednesday night, Shaber Hamid, 16, was pronounced dead in hospital.

The fire was extinguished in about half an hour and police say it does not appear to be suspicious in nature.

Toronto Mayor John Tory said the building was last inspected on Nov. 13, and that he’s confident safety measures in the city’s community housing buildings are being “rigorously enforced.”

A GoFundMe page has been set up for the father of the family.

CN conductor dies on yard site in Melville, Sask. .
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