Watersedge Rd. blaze forces family out

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BY KELLY ROCHE

A family is temporarily forced out of their home following a basement blaze near Rattray Marsh Wednesday evening.

Fire broke out at 1284 Watersedge Rd. at 5:48 p.m., and crews had it under control a short time later.

Residents were home and everyone made it out safely, said Peel Regional Police Const. Lilly Fitzpatrick.

No injuries were reported and damage hasn’t yet been estimated. The cause is under investigation.

Meanwhile, national fire prevention week is underway across Mississauga.

Open houses are taking place at fire stations to educate residents about proactive safety measures.

“We know that the vast majority of fires can be prevented,” said assistant chief of fire prevention and life safety Jamie Zimmerman.

Three key points are being stressed:  smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors, and a home escape plan.

“If you have an early warning device, we can help you get out,” said Zimmerman.

Open houses take place in Wards 1, 2, 6, and 7 on Thursday from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Firefighters will be at Erin Mills Town Centre all day Friday and Saturday.

Fire stations in Wards 1 & 2:

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