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Elderly man rescued from highrise apartment building fire in Burlington

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WATCH ABOVE: Heavy smoke was billowing from a second-storey unit when emergency crews arrived at the building on Lakeshore Road east of Appleby Line at about 9 a.m – Feb 9, 2019

A man is in serious condition after being rescued from an apartment fire in Burlington on Saturday morning, firefighters say.

Heavy smoke was billowing from a second-storey unit when emergency crews arrived at the building on Lakeshore Road east of Appleby Line at about 9 a.m.

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The elderly man was found by firefighters during a search of the apartment, a spokesperson for the Burlington Fire Department said.

He was moved to the balcony and transported by Halton paramedics to a local hospital with serious injuries.

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Several residents were temporarily forced out of the building but have since been allowed back into their apartments.

A transit bus was called to keep evacuees warm during the fire.

The Ontario Fire Marshal has been notified.