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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Tragedy at Kentland

A deadly garage fire takes 2 lives
A change of pace from my usual posts but this story really stuck home. I still remember the night my dad was driving me home from an evening class from university when there were firetrucks, police cruisers and yellow police tape forming a perimeter outside the entrance to the street from where I lived.
"Probably another gas leak", my dad exclaimed.
To this remark, I thought the same. A year or two ago, there was some sort of gas leak (it could be smelled through the air) and it was taken care of quickly and had the usual police cruisers at the scene.

The next morning while I was off to school, the scene changed and by that I meant I saw additional vehicles: CTV, CBC, CP24, FCTV (local news stations) and I quickly realized it was something more. My dad had the usual radio channel on and that's when we were given a hint to what happened down the street.
There was a fire in the garage of that house of which a female corpse was found on the scene, and a man was rushed to a local hospital where he passed away; no other information was given at the time. This fire was being investigated by homicide detectives due to the suspicious small size of the fire.

When I got back from school, I asked around some neighbours and was told that the two that died were actually husband and wife. They had two children, 19 male, and 17 female if I remember correctly, but thankfully they weren't at the house at that time. I was also told that there foul play was involved between the couple, but I guess I'll know more about it as the story develops.

My sincere condolence goes out to the family and friends of the deceased, and especially to the two teenagers as I hope they are being cared for appropriately.

Link to one of the many news stories covering this: http://www.citytv.com/toronto/citynews/news/local/article/156615--candlelight-vigil-held-for-markham-couple-killed-in-garage-fire


Has anything tragic happened in your community? How have people dealt with these types of situations?

12 comments:

Damon said...

ooh poor guys u.u

My 2 Pesos said...

Well, I live in northern Mexico. Things like this happen every five minutes. :/

Gizmo said...

Damn, that sucks :/

DWei said...

Ugh, that's terrible.

A house down the street burned down a few months ago but I haven't heard from them since.

Shaw said...

How awful...

Ferdinand said...

Well, except for major burglary and breakins and such, nothing really tragic happens, although I do remember a few years, one of the local doctors was shot during a breakin and a few armed robberies, but I guess you get that everywhere though.

Wolle said...

Thats bad man.

A said...

That's horrible...

A Lunatic Pope said...

I'm sorry to hear about this. I live in a bad neighborhood, and there's a rapist who's been terrorizing the general area I live in. It's pretty awful.

Adam said...

man thats awful im sorry to hear that

Tony Storm said...

damn, it doesnt matter where you from, things like this always happen and they are always sad

Poetry of the Day said...

insane news

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