Canada Three people without vital signs after fire at Toronto Community Housing building

10:06  05 december  2017
10:06  05 december  2017 Source:   Toronto Star

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The fire began around 9:26 p.m. at a Toronto Community Housing building near Flemington Rd. and Allen Rd.

Firefighters arriving at the scene encountered heavy smoke on the building ’s fifth floor, said Toronto Fire Cpt. David Eckerman. Four people were found without vital signs and rushed to hospital.


Toronto paramedics said the victims are two males in their 30s and one female in her 50s. © RENE JOHNSTON Toronto paramedics said the victims are two males in their 30s and one female in her 50s.

Three people are without vital signs after a two-alarm fire at a lowrise building on Monday night.

Toronto Fire Service said the blaze began around 9:26 p.m. at a Toronto Community Housing building near Flemington Rd. and Allen Rd. It was upgraded to a two-alarm fire before it was knocked down around 10 p.m.

Cpt. David Eckerman said firefighters found three people in life-threatening condition inside a third floor unit and they were rushed to hospital.

Toronto paramedics said the victims are two males in their 30s and one female in her 50s.

Toronto police initially received reports that the three people were trapped in the building.

Toronto Fire Services Chief Matthew Pegg told reporters at the scene that more than 10 fire trucks arrived and that shelter trucks are available for anyone who was displaced.

The area is closed for the investigation and it is not known when the roads will reopen.

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