‘Careless Smoking’ caused fire that took 3 lives in Brampton.

Rick Derstroff, the supervisor of fire investigations with the Ontario Fire Marshal has confirmed that the deadly fire that resulted in the deaths of three members of a Brampton family back in February was caused by careless smoking.

Derstoff said there were no functioning smoke alarms in the area of the duplex where the family was found.

A married couple and their 19-year- daughter were killed in the fire. Their bodies were all found in back bedrooms and a nine-year-old Zoya Kapadia was rescued from the home by an occupant of a basement apartment and taken to hospital with severe burns to her hands.