2 women dead in Guelph house fire

By CityNews Kitchener Staff

The Guelph Fire Department says two people died, but two were saved, from a midnight house fire.

It happened just after 12:30 a.m. Monday at 383 Edinburgh Road South, near Wilsonview Avenue.

Fire Chief, Brian Arnold tells CityNews 570, a call came in about the fire in a family dwelling, with people trapped inside.

He says there was flame and heavy smoke when crews arrived.

Two residents were already outside.

Arnold says firefighters battled their way up to the second floor to bring out two other residents.

The chief says the firefighters “performed admirably under the very difficult and dangerous conditions.”

But he says one of those women died at the scene, and the other was pronounced dead in hospital.

Arnold extends the condolences of the fire department to the friends and families of the victims of what he calls a “tragic event.”

Guelph Police say the two who got out, a man and a woman, were treated at hospital for smoke inhalation and minor injuries.

Chief Arnold is deferring all other comment to the Ontario Fire Marshal, which is now on scene and leading the investigation, with Guelph Police and the Guelph Fire Department.

The OFM will determine the cause and circumstances of the fire.

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