A woman and four children were transported to hospital after being rescued from a North York house fire this afternoon.

Toronto Fire arrived to a house on Pynford Crescent near the Victoria Park and Ellesmere area, after receiving call for a two-alarm basement fire shortly after 3 p.m.

When firefighters arrived to the scene, heavy smoke was visible.

Toronto Fire Platoon Chief Paul Cormier told CP24 that crews located four trapped people and removed them from the building.


A woman and a teenage boy suffered life-threatening injuries, and two other young people sustained minor injuries, according to paramedics.

Officials are continuing to investigate the cause of the fire and investigators say it is not clear if the fire is suspicious.