Woman in 70s dead after Beach Hill apartment fire
Cause of two-alarm blaze unknown, Ontario Fire Marshal to investigate
A woman in her 70s has died after a two-alarm fire in an apartment building in Beach Hill yesterday evening.
Firefighters, police and paramedics were called to 751 Woodbine Ave. near Gerrard Street East at about 9:40 p.m.
The fire was found inside an apartment in the building and a woman without vital signs was retrieved.
She was treated by paramedics and rushed in life-threatening condition to hospital. There she was pronounced dead.
A floor of the building was evacuated, Toronto Fire Services said. The TTC was reported to be sending shelter buses to the site.
Roads were closed in area, police said online.
Toronto Fire Chief Matthew Pegg was on the scene and tweeted at 10:49 the fire was extinguished.
The cause of the fire is unknown.
The Toronto Fire investigation team was being called in to investigate, Pegg said during the early going.
But after the death was reported, the Ontario Fire Marshal’s office was notified to investigate.
Our crews on scene of a 2 alarm fire in the area of Woodbine Avenue and Gerrard St E along with @TorontoPolice and @TorontoMedics Chief @ChiefPeggTFS is on scene and will provide an update shortly
— Toronto Fire Service (@Toronto_Fire) December 16, 2021
Deeply saddened to learn that the occupant rescued has passed away in Hospital. On behalf of @Toronto_Fire, I extend our deepest condolences to family, friends and all those impacted by this tragic fire.
— Matthew Pegg (@ChiefPeggTFS) December 16, 2021
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