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UPDATED: Two dead, two more in critical condition following early morning fire on Bruce Avenue

12 people displaced as a result of the fire, OFM investigating

Two people have died in an early morning house fire on Bruce Avenue.

A 50-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman have died. They were pronounced dead on scene. 

A 33-year-old woman and a 37-year-old man are in hospital in critical condition. 

Greater Sudbury Police said around 4:45 a.m. this morning, Sunday, April 11, 2021, they received a call from City of Greater Fire Services as Firefighters were on scene of a structural fire at a residential building on Bruce Street in Greater Sudbury.

Through the investigation, it has been determined that there were four individuals inside of the unit where the fire originated. 

One of the individuals, a 37-year-old man, was able to escape by jumping from a second-story window.

However, two of the individuals, a 50-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman were pronounced deceased on scene, and the third individual, a 33-year-old woman- sustained critical injuries. 

Both the 37-year-old man and the 33-year-old woman were transported to hospital by paramedics, where they remain in critical condition.

“Our deepest condolences go out to the families and friends of those impacted by this tragic event,” said GSPS in an email. “The names of the individuals will not be released out of respect for their families’ wishes and we ask that you respect their privacy during this very difficult and emotional time.”

None of the other residents in the building at the time of the fire sustained any injuries, however, a number of residents were displaced due to the fire. The Red Cross is assisting those residents with accommodations until they are able to return home.

“Detectives from our Criminal Investigation Division are working in collaboration with the Coroner’s Office and the Ontario Fire Marshal’s Office in relation to this incident,” said GSPS.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call us at 705-675-9171.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police at 705-675-9171 or Crime Stoppers at 705- 222-TIPS, online at

Original story

One person is dead, and three others have been taken to Health Sciences North with life-threatening injuries following an early morning house fire on Bruce Avenue.

Greater Sudbury Fire Services said firefighters responded to a 911 call with reports of fire and smoke from one of seven units in a row house. 

Deputy Fire Chief Jesse Oshell said five crews responded to the call. Firefighters performed an initial search of the unit. They found one person dead at the scene, and extricated three other people from the home. They were all taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

A fourth person had jumped from the second-floor window prior to the arrival of firefighters, said Oshell.

“We were able to contain the fire to just the one unit, but there is smoke and water damage to adjacent units,” Oshell said. 

There are currently 12 people displaced from seven units as a result of the fire. The Canadian Red Cross and Greater Sudbury Housing are helping with temporary accommodations.

Greater Sudbury Police is currently assisting in the investigation. The cause of the fire has yet to be determined. The Ontario Fire Marshal’s Office is en route and expected to arrive this afternoon, said Oshell.