Man charged with first-degree murder, attempted murder after Brampton house fire

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Peel police say a 33-year-old man has been charged after a 61-year old woman's body was found at the scene of a fire in Brampton Friday morning.

Emergency crews were called to the scene on Martindale Crescent near Vodden Street West just before 4 a.m.

When they got there, five of the six residents were outside and the home was engulfed in flames.

Fire crews quickly found the woman's body inside. A 34-year-old woman was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injures. A 71-year-old man, along with children aged 11, nine and four, were unhurt.

All the residents are known to the accused, police said in an update Friday evening.

The 33-year-old man has been charged with first-degree murder and five counts of attempted murder, police said.

Police are asking anyone with information about what happened or security camera video to contact them or Crime Stoppers.