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Mississauga fire causes up to $1M in damage to 2 homes

Last Updated Jul 3, 2018 at 7:41 pm EDT

One of two homes damaged by a fire on Dovetail Mews in Mississauga on July 3, 2018. CITYNEWS/Bryan Carey

Two homes had an estimated $800,000 to $1 million in damage after a fire broke out in Mississauga on Tuesday.

Peel police and Mississauga Fire received the call for a house fire on Dovetail Mews, near Highway 403 and Dundas Street, at 4:15 p.m.

When crews arrived, the attics of two homes on the street were engulfed in flames. Two gas metres between the houses were also burning.

Residents in one of the homes were evacuated safely. The second home was empty as the residents were on vacation. Police say the residents have been notified and are on their way back home.

The platoon chief says the heaviest damage was to the roofs of the homes. It’s unclear if the structures will need to be taken down entirely.

Mississauga transit buses were called in to serve as cooling centres for the firefighters and to provide relief from the heat of the flames and hot weather.

No injuries were reported and the fire is not considered suspicious.