Canada No smoke alarms in Oshawa house fire that killed 4, Fire Marshal's office says

21:51  10 january  2018
21:51  10 january  2018 Source:   cbc.ca

Mother and her 2 children among 4 dead in 'horrific' Oshawa house fire

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Ontario' s Office of the Fire Marshal has determined there were no working smoke alarms in an Oshawa multi-resident dwelling that caught fire Monday, killing four people, including a mother and her two children.

There were no working smoke alarms in an Oshawa home where four people were killed in a fire this week, an investigator said Wednesday. A mother and her two

a house that has a sign on the side of a building: The two-storey home was gutted by the blaze.© Provided by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation The two-storey home was gutted by the blaze.

Ontario's Office of the Fire Marshal has determined there were no working smoke alarms in an Oshawa multi-resident dwelling that caught fire Monday, killing four people, including a mother and her two children.

The blaze broke out shortly after 8 a.m. at the house on Centre Street North and Colborne Street West, near Bond and Simcoe Streets, Oshawa Fire Services said.

Lindsey Bonchek, 36, and her daughter Madeline, 9, died in the fire that gutted the two-storey home. Bonchek's son, Jackson, 4, was pulled from the fire but later died.

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Ontario’ s Office of the Fire Marshal has determined there were no working smoke alarms in an Oshawa multi-resident dwelling that caught fire Monday, killing four people, including a mother and her two children.

Two adults and two children died in an Oshawa house fire on Tuesday. Richard Derstroff, an investigator with the Ontario Fire Marshal ' s office , says there were no working smoke detectors in the building.

Lindsey Bonchek, 36, and her two children — Madeline, 9, and Jackson, 4, — died in a fire in Oshawa on Monday.© Provided by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Lindsey Bonchek, 36, and her two children — Madeline, 9, and Jackson, 4, — died in a fire in Oshawa on Monday.

Steve Macdonald, 50, managed to escape the inferno with his pregnant daughter, but ran back into the building to rescue others, according to his family, and did not come out.

Ontario Fire Marshal investigator Richard Derstroff said Wednesday the fire originated in the kitchen on the main level of the home, and that there were no working smoke alarms within the structure.

"It's very frustrating," Derstroff said. "I'm at a loss for words. The law has been in place for a long time, it's not like people don't know about this."

"It becomes frustrating when fire safety is not taken seriously."

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Firefighters pack up after responding to a house fire in Oshawa , Ont., on Jan. Smoke alarms would have given the home' s occupants early warning of the fire and a chance to escape, Derstroff said .

There were no working smoke alarms in a southern Ontario home where four people were killed in a fire this week, an investigator said Wednesday, calling the deaths a “preventable tragedy.”. A mother and her two young children, and an unrelated man who ran into the burning home to help those inside

a group of people posing for the camera: Steven Macdonald, 50, is also reported to have died in the fire. An online fundraiser for his funeral says he died trying to save others from the building.© Provided by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Steven Macdonald, 50, is also reported to have died in the fire. An online fundraiser for his funeral says he died trying to save others from the building.

The fire investigation is ongoing, but officials say natural gas was not involved in the fire.

Derstroff said autopsies of the dead are expected to be done by end of day Wednesday.

Family shares memories of mother, children who died in Monday blaze in Oshawa .
Lindsey Bonchek’s life wasn’t always easy, but her family is remembering her as a fighter who’d do anything to take care of her three kids. Bonchek, her nine-year-old daughter Madeline and four-year-old son Jackson were three out of four victims of a blaze that tore through an Oshawa home on Monday morning. Bonchek’s son Ben – a teenager with special needs – was the only member of the family to survive. Bonchek had loved her kids ferociously, according to her cousin Rachel Honsberger, who spoke to the Star about the “uncommonly generous” single mother on Tuesday afternoon. “She did not have very much, but if you needed something, she was there.

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