Man suffers severe burns in house fire in east end
Chris Kitching, CP24.com
Published Wednesday, October 9, 2013 5:30AM EDT
A 51-year-old man is being treated for severe burns that he suffered in a house fire in the city’s east end Wednesday morning, Toronto police say.
The man suffered third-degree burns, reportedly to most of his body, and was in life-threatening condition when he was rushed to hospital by paramedics, a Toronto EMS spokesperson said.
A second man was taken to hospital with burns to his hands.
The fire occurred at 222 Coronation Dr., near Morningside Avenue and Lawrence Avenue East, at about 3:20 a.m.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
This is at least the third major fire to occur in Toronto since Fire Prevention Week began Sunday.
Two people were critically injured in a rooming house fire near Gladstone Avenue and Dundas Street West on Tuesday, and a body was found in an abandoned building on Bathurst Street, near Dupont Street, after a fire was extinguished Monday.
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