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Canada No smoke alarms in Oshawa house fire that killed 4, Fire Marshal's office says

21:51  10 january  2018
21:51  10 january  2018 Source:   cbc.ca

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Ontario' s Office of the Fire Marshal has determined there were no working smoke alarms in an Oshawa multi-resident dwelling that caught fire Monday, killing four people, including a mother and her two children.

Ontario’ s Office of the Fire Marshal has determined there were no working smoke alarms in an Oshawa multi-resident dwelling that caught fire Monday, killing four people, including a mother and her two children.

a house that has a sign on the side of a building: The two-storey home was gutted by the blaze.© Provided by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation The two-storey home was gutted by the blaze.

Ontario's Office of the Fire Marshal has determined there were no working smoke alarms in an Oshawa multi-resident dwelling that caught fire Monday, killing four people, including a mother and her two children.

The blaze broke out shortly after 8 a.m. at the house on Centre Street North and Colborne Street West, near Bond and Simcoe Streets, Oshawa Fire Services said.

Lindsey Bonchek, 36, and her daughter Madeline, 9, died in the fire that gutted the two-storey home. Bonchek's son, Jackson, 4, was pulled from the fire but later died.

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Ontario’ s Office of the Fire Marshal has determined there were no working smoke alarms in an Oshawa multi-resident dwelling that caught fire Monday, killing four people, including a mother and her two children. The blaze broke out shortly after 8 a.m

An Oshawa home that caught fire on Monday, killing a mother, her two children and another man who tried to save them, had no smoke alarms . “The Ontario Fire Marshal said it himself, this is preventable,” McQuaid-England said . “This loss of life is just . . .

Lindsey Bonchek, 36, and her two children — Madeline, 9, and Jackson, 4, — died in a fire in Oshawa on Monday.© Provided by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Lindsey Bonchek, 36, and her two children — Madeline, 9, and Jackson, 4, — died in a fire in Oshawa on Monday.

Steve Macdonald, 50, managed to escape the inferno with his pregnant daughter, but ran back into the building to rescue others, according to his family, and did not come out.

Ontario Fire Marshal investigator Richard Derstroff said Wednesday the fire originated in the kitchen on the main level of the home, and that there were no working smoke alarms within the structure.

"It's very frustrating," Derstroff said. "I'm at a loss for words. The law has been in place for a long time, it's not like people don't know about this."

"It becomes frustrating when fire safety is not taken seriously."

Mother and her 2 children among 4 dead in 'horrific' Oshawa house fire

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OSHAWA , Ont. – A fire investigator says there were no working smoke alarms in an Oshawa , Ont., home where four people died in a fire earlier this week. Rick Derstroff of the Ontario Fire Marshal ’ s Office says the deaths in Monday’s fire were a “preventable tragedy.”.

There were no working smoke alarms in a southern Ontario home where four people were killed in a fire this week, an investigator said Wednesday, calling the deaths a “preventable tragedy.”. A mother and her two young children, and an unrelated man who ran into the burning home to help those inside

a group of people posing for the camera: Steven Macdonald, 50, is also reported to have died in the fire. An online fundraiser for his funeral says he died trying to save others from the building.© Provided by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Steven Macdonald, 50, is also reported to have died in the fire. An online fundraiser for his funeral says he died trying to save others from the building.

The fire investigation is ongoing, but officials say natural gas was not involved in the fire.

Derstroff said autopsies of the dead are expected to be done by end of day Wednesday.

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