Woman dead after high-rise fire in Toronto's east end
CBC News

A woman in her 70s is dead after a fire broke out in a high-rise residential building in Toronto's Beach Hill neighbourhood on Wednesday night.

Emergency crews were called to the area of Woodbine Avenue and Gerrard Street East at around 9:40 p.m. for reports of a fire inside a unit. Police tweeted it was a two-alarm fire.

The woman was taken to hospital in life-threatening condition, where she was later pronounced dead.

One floor of the building was evacuated, Toronto Fire said.

The Ontario Fire Marshal was called in to investigate the origins of the blaze.


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