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Brampton apartment fire believed to be arson: police

File photo of Peel Regional Police cruiser.

A fire at a Brampton apartment building that sent seven people to hospital was deliberately set, Peel police said.

The fire began on the eighth floor of 5 Kings Cross Rd., near Clark Boulevard and Central Park Drive, around 4:14 a.m. on Saturday. Investigators believe that the fire started in a couch that was in the hallway.

Seven people were treated for smoke inhalation, and a number of families have been displaced from their homes.

The cost of the damage is $100,000.

Witnesses and anyone with information are asked to contact police.