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Woman dies after firefighters rescue her from building in Toronto’s Chinatown

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Jim Jessop, deputy chief for Toronto Fire, told Global News they found a person inside the building without vital signs while battling the fire – Jun 24, 2018

Toronto Fire Services say a woman has died after she was rescued from a building during a two-alarm fire Saturday.

In a tweet sent out Sunday afternoon, Toronto Fire said the woman in the Chinatown fire is now deceased.

Toronto police said they received a call around 2:40 p.m. on Saturday afternoon to the area of Spadina Avenue and Dundas Street West with reports of a fire.

Officers told Global News that witnesses reported black smoke coming from the second floor of a residential townhouse.

Jim Jessop, deputy fire chief for Toronto Fire, said they found they found the woman without vital signs inside the building. She was rescued by firefighters and removed from the second floor by ladders.

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He said paramedics were on scene and immediately began performing CPR on the victim.

Paramedics transported the woman to a local trauma centre.

The cause of the fire has not yet been released.

 

 

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