Update - House Fire/Explosion on Maple Grove Road

On the morning of Sunday, February 3, Caledon Fire and Emergency Services (CFES) responded a reported house fire on Maple Grove Road (Charleston Sideroad) in the Caledon Village Fire District.

 

Upon arrival crews found a single detached house that had exploded. The house was on the ground with several other houses in the area damaged. Upon search of the property and surrounding area, one patient was located at the scene and pronounced dead by Peel Paramedics.

 

CFES conducted an evacuation of the immediate area where approximately 30-35 residents were relocated within the community.  Town of Caledon building officials conducted inspections of nearby residences for structural damage. The Office of the Fire Marshal is currently leading the investigation into the cause of the explosion, which is expected to continue into tomorrow.  Access to the evacuation site continues to be closed with access to Maple Grove Road limited.

 

“On behalf of Council and the residents of Caledon, especially those in Caledon Village, I would like to offer my condolences to the family of the deceased and to express my sincere appreciation to Caledon Fire, the OPP and Peel Paramedics, as well as our neighbouring emergency service providers who provided their assistance today,” said Allan Thompson, Mayor of Caledon. “It is in times like these where the true strength of a community is tested and I am proud of the manner in which our Town, our Region and our residents came together to help those in need.”

 

Below is a list of contacts for those with inquiries or in need of support:

 

Organization

Phone Number

Service Description

Canadian Red Cross

416-676-8559

Inquiries related to evacuee supports and services

Town of Caledon

905-584-2272

Customer Service Inquiries Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm

Region of Peel

905-791-7800

Customer Service Inquires (Caledon After-Hours) and related to potential additional Human Services supports

Enbridge Gas

Emergency Number:

1-866-763-5427

General Inquiries:

1-877-362-7434

General inquires related to residential gas utilities

Hydro One

1-800-434-1235

For re-energizing hydro services IF residents have not been provided with another contact point by Hydro One

Please note – Crews will need to be dispatched through Hydro One and this may take some time

Caledon / Dufferin Victim Services

905-951-3838

Trauma counselling and other pyscho-social supports

 

If necessary, additional information regarding this incident will be released by noon on February 4.

 

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