December 16, 2018 5:40 pm

Burn injuries of child found in east-end Toronto deemed accident: police

A Toronto Police Service cruiser.

Nick Westoll / File / Global News

Toronto police who found a six-year-old child with their clothes on fire in the city’s east end have now deemed the incident an accident.

Officers responded to a call around 12:30 p.m. on Dec. 15 in the area of Pharmacy Avenue and Teesdale Place, just northeast of Victoria Park and Danforth avenues.

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Investigators said the young child was found with significant burns and was transported to a burn centre.

Since then, police said the investigation is complete, and officers have found no criminal intent. They said the child’s injuries are not life-threatening anymore and that only 18 percent of their body was affected by the fire.

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