Apartment fire sends seven people to hospital
A Toronto fire truck is seen in this file image. (Aaron Vincent Elkaim / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Chris Kitching, cp24.com
Published Friday, January 25, 2013 6:51AM EST
Last Updated Friday, January 25, 2013 7:57AM EST
Seven people were taken to hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries after a fire broke out in an apartment building in the city’s east end early Friday morning, a Toronto EMS spokesperson says.
Most of the victims were suffering from smoke inhalation, while at least one person suffered burns.
Firefighters were called to the four-storey building on Kingston Road, located just east of Warden Avenue, shortly after 5:30 a.m.
Toronto Fire Services Capt. Mike Strapko said the two-alarm blaze broke out in a main-floor unit, but the flames were coming up through the floor into a unit on the second floor.
Fire crews used a ladder to rescue at least one person on one of the upper floors, he said.
The fire’s cause is under investigation.
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