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Media Statement - July 19, 2013, 12:45 p.m.

Jul 19, 2013

This morning at 12:30 a.m. Mississauga Fire & Emergency Services (MFES) responded to a high rise fire at 50 Mississauga Valley Blvd.
Upon arrival, MFES discovered an electrical fire on the third floor. The fire was quickly brought under control.
Approximately 100 residents were directed to MiWay transit buses and the Mississauga Valley Community Centre, which provided emergency shelter. The community centre gym was set up to support residents. The City coordinated assistance through the Region of Peel. Red Cross and Salvation Army staff are on site to assist, as well as City Animal Services.
Power has been restored to some residences.
Residents have been updated on building status and escorted back into the building. They will be allowed to stay with a fire watch in effect and extra security being brought in by the property owner.
MFES has completed most operations.
Ultimate restoration to HVAC systems may take days. Other electrical systems not already on could be restored today.
Anyone still requiring housing assistance should call Region of Peel at 905-791-7800.
As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 741,000 residents and 55,000 businesses, including 63 Fortune 500 companies with Canadian head offices or major divisional head offices. A diverse, progressive and award-winning municipality located on the shores of Lake Ontario in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga is "Leading Today for Tomorrow" by focusing on delivering services, implementing its Strategic Plan, delivering value for money and maintaining infrastructure.

Media Contact:
Finola Pearson
Senior Advisor, Media Relations
City of Mississauga
905-615-3200 ext. 5050
TTY: 905-896-5151