Mount Dennis family loses “everything” in 3 alarm fire

A Mount Dennis family has lost “everything” in a three-alarm fire, according to CTV News.

The house at 43 Lambton Avenue was completely destroyed, though everyone in the 14-member extended family escaped without injury.

“First my mom opened the basement door and then the fire started to come up, so they ran outside,” Patricia Dinai said, translating for her Hungarian-speaking father.

The family was able to escape without injury but lost everything in the fire.

From Erin Ronningen

“We lost every paper, every ID,” Dinai said. “Everything…

Erin Ronningen, of the Black Creek Alliance, has started a fundraising campaign for the family. It has raised about $4100 of a $10,000 goal. The BCA is also accepting donations of winter clothing at St Mary and St Martha Anglican Church, at 1149 Weston Rd.

Marc Dunn, from the Fire Investigation department, is looking for photographs of the fire. “Any information that may aid in our investigation to determine the origin and cause of the fire would be much appreciated”, he wrote. If you have any information, you can call him at (416) 803-9143.

Model home on Weston catches fire. Again.

The hideous model home at Weston and Dora Spencer that caught fire on September 17—and which remained undemolished thereafter—was on fire again this weekend. About 20 vehicles were called to the scene.

The new fire raises questions about why the model home was still standing after the fire more than a month ago—or, indeed, at all. It does not seem to have been used in years; a Google Street view from 2011 shows it in disrepair.