Deadly House Fire on Canada Day

Joint media release from the Ontario Provincial Police and the Town of Caledon

(Caledon, ON) – Members of the Caledon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) remain on scene at a house fire that occurred on Canada Day that claimed the life of two victims.

On July 1, 2022, at approximately 6:40 a.m., Caledon OPP, along with Caledon Fire, attended a house fire on Mountainview Road near Highway 9, in the Town of Caledon. When emergency crews arrived, the residence was found to be fully engulfed in flames.  Nearby residents were evacuated but two remain not accounted for. The Office of the Ontario Fire Marshal was contracted and attended the scene. The two victims were later recovered.

The names of the deceased have not yet been released as identities have yet to be confirmed and to allow for family notifications.

The OPP remains on scene as the investigation continues by the Office of the Ontario Fire Marshal and with the assistance of Caledon Fire and the Office of the Chief Coroner.

“Caledon Fire urges all residents to test their smoke alarms and make an escape plan with two ways out.” – Fire Chief David Forfar, Caledon Fire and Emergency Services.