News release

5:45 p.m. Update: Hickory Drive Explosion

Local government | June 29, 2016

City officials continue to assess damages. Investigation is ongoing with Peel Region Police, Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management.

First Responders including Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services, Peel Regional Police and Peel EMS continue to stabilize the site.

The focus is on the safety of residents and returning them to their homes. City building inspectors and fire prevention staff will be reviewing homes for stability/damage working with Peel Regional Police. Work is continuing to restore hydro and gas to homes.

Donations of new and gently-used clothing, household items and furniture are now being accepted at Salvation Army Thrift Store locations. Cash donations are not being accepted at this time.

Burnhamthorpe Library will be open today from 5 to 9 p.m. St.Basil School (4235 Golden Orchard) will reopen Thursday.

The reception centre at Burnhamthorpe Community Centre (1500 Gulleden Drive) will remain open until 11 p.m. Emergency accommodation is available for anyone impacted by the June 28 home explosion in Mississauga. Anyone in need is asked to call the Region of Peel at 905-791-7800.

Residents re-entering their homes who notice damage are asked to report it to 311 and their insurance company. Residents who have been impacted and do not have access to their homes are requested to contact 905-453-2121 ext. 1241 – Peel Regional Police call-in line, to confirm their well-being.

Residents can call 311 and follow @peelpolicemedia and @citymississauga on Twitter for updates.

The next media update is expected at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, June 30, 2016.

Media Contact:
905-615-3200, ext. 4203