When fire crews arrived, they saw heavy fire conditions coming out of a lower floor apartment window on the west side of the building. According to Oshawa Fire Services Deputy Chief Steve Barkwell, three people were transported to Lakeridge Health for smoke inhalation as a precaution as the residence of the unit tried to put the fire out before calling the fire department.
Oshawa Fire Services did a great job of containing the blaze to the one unit preventing any further damage to any of the other units. The blaze started in the bedroom, and the cause is not known at this time but the unit has suffered extensive damage.
Deputy Chief Barkwell also said there were no working smoke alarms in the unit itself. We at Durham Region First Responders Breaking News would like to remind everyone to make sure you have working smoke alarms and practice your family’s home escape plan, two ways out, and never go back into a burning building.