Man found dead in Mississauga garage following fire

A man was found dead in a garage that caught fire in Mississauga on Tuesday, Peel police say.

The flames broke out in a detached garage in the area of North Haven Drive and Arbor Road, near Cawthra Road and Queen Elizabeth Way. Firefighters and police were called to the address at about 12:45 p.m.

When emergency arrived, they found the fire had engulfed the garage.

Firefighters found the man inside the garage once the fire was extinguished, District Fire Chief Michael Sullivan, of Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services, told reporters on Tuesday.

A woman who was in the home at the time of the fire was assessed by paramedics but she did not suffer smoke inhalation, he said.

There was no vehicle in the garage. The fire slightly damaged the house next door, melting some siding.

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Sullivan added that firefighters have no idea what started the fire.

"We are waiting for the investigation," he said.

Five Mississauga trucks were involved in putting the fire out.

Peel Regional Police said they do not know if the circumstances are suspicious. The man's name and age have not been released.

Const. Sarah Patten, spokesperson for Peel police, said it's too early in the investigation for police to come to any conclusions.

The Ontario Fire Marshal is expected to investigate.

Anyone with information is urged to called the criminal investigation bureau at Peel police's 12 division or Crime Stoppers.