Two adults, two chil­dren killed in house fire

Po­lice say victims were two adults and two chil­dren

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A fire ripped through a mul­tiu­nit house in down­town Oshawa Mon­day morn­ing, claim­ing the lives of four peo­ple.

Their iden­ti­ties haven’t been of­fi­cially re­leased but neigh­bours said it was Bonchek, two of her chil­dren — five-year old Jack­son and 10-year-old Mad­die — and an­other adult, Steven Macdon­ald, who had run into the house in an at­tempt to save oth­ers.

Three other res­i­dents of the build­ing were taken to the hospi­tal. Up to 11 may have been liv­ing in the house.

Laura Green, who could see the house from her back­yard, said she was out­side smok­ing with her hus­band when the fire broke out.

“We heard a big bang and … saw a flash and peo­ple com­ing out of the house scream­ing ‘fire’ in a to­tal panic,” Green said. “We saw the whole thing go up in flames. It was hor­rific.”


Neigh­bours iden­ti­fied three of the dead as, from left, Lind­sey Bonchek, and her chil­dren Jack­son and Mad­die.

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