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Shortly before 10 AM, the Halton Police responded to a townhouse complex on Driftwood Drive in the City of Burlington for a report of a house fire with at least two people still inside.  A 93 year old female was rescued from the building and taken to hospital with life threatening injuries.  Two other occupants of the home had minor injuries and were treated at the scene. Two Officers have also gone to hospital as a precaution to be assessed for smoke inhalation.

Several linked homes were evacuated as a precaution.  The fire is believed to have started in a second story bedroom, however, the cause is unknown at this time.

An update will be posted once more information is available.

Anyone with information regarding this incident asked to contact A/Detective Urie at 905-825-4747 ext. 2316. Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers “See something? Hear something? Know something? Contact Crime Stoppers” at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca