Fire too intense to find boy: Neighbour

Dylon Keast hugs his two-year-old daughter Mackenzie a day after a fatal fire in Brampton. (CRAIG...

Dylon Keast hugs his two-year-old daughter Mackenzie a day after a fatal fire in Brampton. (CRAIG ROBERTSON/QMI Agency)

Terry Davidson, Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 12:39 AM ET

A man who burst into a burning Brampton townhouse says the blaze was too intense to allow him to find a 10-year-old boy who perished in the fire.

Dylon Keast, who lives in a building across from the unit where the fire originated, was jarred awake by a fire alarm going off early Sunday morning.

After seeing thick smoke seeping from under the door, Keast said he kicked it open. Through the smoke that now “engulfed” the home, he saw a man and a boy asleep on the sofa.

“That was when me and another guy, we pulled him and his son out,” said Keast, who found out at some point that someone else may have been in the unit. “There was (one other) little ... boy in there, but we couldn’t find him, there was so much flames and stuff, we couldn’t get back in.”

Ontario’s Fire Marshal’s office continued Monday to probe the blaze at 59 Ardglen which claimed the life of Nicholas Gabriel.

 


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