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:



Phone Number

Service Description

Canadian Red Cross


Inquiries related to evacuee supports and services

Town of Caledon


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

Region of Peel


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

Enbridge Gas

Emergency Number:


General Inquiries:


General inquires related to residential gas utilities

Hydro One


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


Trauma counselling and other pyscho-social supports


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


Media contact: Town of Caledon | Strategic Initiatives | Communications
905.584.2272 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | www.caledon.ca | @YourCaledon



“This message (and any associated files) is intended only for the use of the individual or entity to which it is addressed. The content of the message is the property of the Corporation of the Town of Caledon. The message may contain information that is privileged, confidential, subject to copyright and exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are notified that any dissemination, distribution, copying, or modification of this message is strictly prohibited. If you have received this message in error, please notify the sender immediately, advising of the error and delete this message without making a copy. (Information related to this email is automatically monitored and recorded and the content may be required to be disclosed by the Town to a third party in certain circumstances). Thank you.”