Man dead after kitchen fire in Regent Park low-rise building
Toronto Fire Services say a man is dead following a kitchen fire in the city’s Regent Park neighbourhood Sunday morning.
Emergency crews said they received reports of a fire from a passerby in the area of Gerrard and River streets shortly before 9 a.m.
A spokesperson for Toronto fire said when firefighters arrived on scene, smoke and flames were visible from the third floor of a low-rise building on River Street.
The spokesperson said firefighters made their way into the building, removed one man from a unit and extinguished a fire in the kitchen.
The man was then handed over to paramedics, given CPR and rushed to St. Michael’s Hospital in life-threatening condition.
He was later pronounced dead in hospital.
Authorities have not released the man’s identity or age, but did say that he is “middle-aged.”
There is no word on the exact cause of the fire and roads are closed in the area as authorities investigate.
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