One adult is life-threateningly injured after four alarms in the western end of Toronto

One person is life-threateningly injured and three others are slightly injured after a fire with four alarms in Toronto’s western end Saturday morning, paramedics say.

Around 6:15 a.m., firefighters responded to a fire in a three-story apartment building on Shaw and Leeds streets, north of Bloor Street.

There were reports of black smoke and flames coming from the second floor and roof of the building, firefighters said.

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After conducting a primary search, firefighters discovered two fully involved rooms.

Shortly afterwards, police said, the roof collapsed.

One resident was pulled from one unit while another was rescued from the third floor and two others were rescued via a ladder, according to the Toronto Fire.

Paramedics in Toronto said one adult was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries and three other residents were transported with minor injuries.

The cause of the fire is unknown.

The Canadian Red Cross is participating in the site to help provide shelter.

Roads are blocked in the area as firefighters investigate the matter.


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