Seven children, all members of a Syrian family who arrived in Canada about two years ago, died in an early morning house fire Tuesday in Halifax, the worst fire toll in recent memory in Nova Scotia. Some other deadly Canadian fires:
— January 2018: Four children died in a house fire in Pubnico Head, N.S. The fast−moving fire was ignited by heat coming from a wood stove.
— April 2017: An 80−year−old woman and her three adult sons died in a house fire in St. George, N.B.
— February 2017: A house fire killed a 19−year−old woman and her parents in Brampton, Ont.
— December 2016: A Christmas Eve cottage fire killed a Toronto family of four on Stoney Lake in Douro−Dummer Township near Peterborough, Ont.
— December 2016: Four boys between the ages of three months and seven years old died alongside their father in a house fire on the Oneida Nation of the Thames First Nation near London, Ont.
— March 2016: Three generations of a single family died in March 2016 when a fire decimated a home on the Pikangikum First Nation. The nine victims included a months−old infant.
— February 2015: Four brothers died in a house fire southeast of Kane, Man. Their mother escaped with three of their siblings, but the boys were sleeping on the second floor of a two−storey farmhouse and could not get out.
— March 2014: Three teenagers died in a fire in an empty building in Charlottetown, P.E.I.
— January 2014: A fire at the Residence du Havre nursing home in L’Isle−Verte, Que., killed 32 people.
— March 2011: A grandfather and his two grandchildren died in a fire in God’s Lake Narrows, Man.
— June 2009: A retirement home blaze in Orillia, Ont., killed four people.
— August 1980: Twenty−one people died in a nursing home fire in Mississauga, Ont.
— December 1976: Twenty−two people died in a nursing home fire in Goulds, N.L.
— 1969: A nursing home fire in Notre−Dame−du−Lac, Que., claimed 54 lives.
The Canadian Press