1 dead, 2 in critical condition in north-end Toronto Community Housing apartment fire – Toronto

Police say a person has died and two others have been rushed to hospital without vital signs after they were brought out of a Toronto Community Housing apartment building by emergency crews responding to a fire.

Toronto Fire Services crews were called to the apartment on Flemington Road, near Allen Road and Lawrence Avenue West, after 9:30 p.m. Monday. After firefighters arrived, they found a working fire inside one of the units.

“Unfortunately during the course of [a] search and rescue operation, our crews did locate three occupants inside the suite,” Toronto Fire Chief Matthew Pegg told reporters Monday night.

“They were very quickly removed to the outside and patient care was initiated.”

Toronto Paramedics said a woman, who is believed to be in her 40s, and two males, who are believed to be in their late teens, were rushed to area hospitals in life-threatening condition.

Shortly before midnight, Toronto police said one of the patients was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Pegg said investigators from Toronto Fire Services and the Office of the Fire Marshall have launched an investigation into the cause of the fire.

He said approximately 10 trucks and 40 firefighters responded to the scene.

Pegg noted all high-rise buildings and Toronto Community Housing buildings receive at least one fire inspection every year.

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