One man dead in Richmond Street fire
Published Friday, December 28, 2012 5:29AM EST
Last Updated Friday, December 28, 2012 8:31AM EST
A man in his 40s is dead after a two-alarm fire in an east-end condominium building.
The fire broke out in the living room of a sixth floor unit in a building on Richmond Street near Sherbourne Street at around 4:30 a.m.
According to Capt. Mike Strapko, a total of 12 fire trucks and 45 firefighters responded and were able to contain the blaze to the original unit.
The man, however, could not be revived and was pronounced dead at the scene.
All sixth floor residents have been evacuated to a meeting room inside the building.
Richmond Street was originally closed in both directions at George Street, but two lanes have since reopened.
The Ontario Fire Marshall has been called in to investigate the cause of the fire.
"We are just going to follow the process we follow, not assume anything and then make our determination on the basis of evidence," Investigator Mike Ross told CP24 Friday morning. "Obviously we will have to get the smoke alarms hooked up first and see if they do function."
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