Six Nations Extends Condolences to The Mississaugas Of The Credit Fatal Fire Tragedy
Mar 13, 2023
This morning, Six Nations Fire and Emergency Services (SNFES) were called to a possible structure fire on 1st Line, originally identified within the Six Nations territory. Upon arriving at the scene, SNFES discovered a fully involved structure fire appearing to be affecting multiple recreational/residential trailers. The address was close to the Mississaugas of the Credit (MCFN) territory boarder, due to the proximity, SN Police, Six Nations EMS, and Haldimand Fire, were all called to the scene. SNFES responded immediately by attacking the fire promptly and during the initial searches, found a deceased minor.
“We are immensely grateful for the way all surrounding communities came together to attack the fire, SNFES continues to protect our community and support our local and surrounding communities whenever necessary.” said Fire Chief Ashley Russell-Taylor. “Due to jurisdictional boundaries, the scene and incident control was handed over to Haldimand Fire and OPP once safely secured. The Ontario Fire Marshal has been requested to provide investigative services”.
Six Nations of the Grand River is devastated to hear the tragic news and would like to extend our deepest condolences to the Mississaugas of the Credit, and the minor’s family and friends. “Our community grieves with you through this sad and difficult time.” said current Elected Chief Mark B. Hill. “Six Nations of the Grand River is here to support the Mississaugas of the Credit anyway that we can”.
“I also want to thank all the emergency responders for their timely response to the scene. The bravery and courage SNFES, Six Nations Police, Six Nations EMS, Haldimand Fire, the OPP and all other services have to protect and continue to save lives on a daily basis is remarkable.”
We understand that this incident may have been frightening and traumatic for many. Those who need support are encouraged to reach out to the following resources:
- Six Nations 24/7 Mobile Crisis Line: 519-445-2204 or toll-free 1-866-445-2204
- 24/7 Hope for Wellness Helpline: 1-855-242-3310, www.hopeforwellness.ca