18-year-old neighbour rescues children from burning house in Mississauga

An 18-year-old man is being commended by officials for helping several children escape a burning home in Mississauga Saturday morning.

At around 10:45 a.m., fire crews responded to a two-alarm blaze at a semi-detached house on Starfield Crescent in the area of Winston Churchill Boulevard and Britannia Road.

Adam Attalla told CP24 he first noticed a burning smell before his mom notified him that the neighbour’s house was on fire. He recalled seeing two girls on the roof and another girl still trapped inside.