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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