1 rescued from balcony after downtown Toronto high-rise fire

Fire breaks out at 155 Sherbourne Street on Feb 11, 2024. Mark Bray / Global News

Toronto Fire Services says one person was rescued from a balcony after a fire broke out at a high-rise building downtown.

Firefighters were called to Sherbourne Street, near Shuter Street, at around 5:30 p.m. Sunday for a fire on the 12th floor.

Officials said a unit was engulfed in flames and one person was on a balcony sheltering and had to be rescued.

Toronto paramedics said they took a man in life-threatening condition to hospital. Another person was assessed at the scene.

The fire is out and under control, Toronto fire said.

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The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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