Peel police are investigating after a suspicious fire claimed the life of a female in Mississauga.
The blaze broke out around 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Quality Inn on Britannia Road East, near Hurontario Street.
Peel police say the female victim was taken to hospital where she later died.
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The Ontario Fire Marshal’s Office has been called to the scene.
Cliff Levias, who was staying in a room on the first floor of the hotel, said at first he thought it was a false alarm.
“We didn’t know what to make of it. I thought it was a false alarm. We gathered our stuff and we proceeded to the front of the hotel,” he explained. “There was panic. Hotel staff were pretty frantic.”
The hotel was evacuated and a bus was brought in to accommodate the guests.
There has been no word on the age of the victim.
Officials continue to investigate the cause of the fire.