One man dead after basement house fire in Roncesvalles
Toronto Fire confirms that one person has died following a house fire in the Roncesvalles neighbourhood on Tuesday night.
Firefighters were called to the scene on Roncesvalles Avenue north of Queen Street West just before 10:30 p.m.
Toronto Police said crews located a man in the basement apartment of the home with serious injuries, he later died.
A Toronto Fire investigator said a person got off a streetcar and saw smoke coming from a basement window and started knocking on doors to warn residents to get out.
Crews said the fire was quickly knocked down and that there were ringing smoke alarms when they arrived.
Toronto Fire said the home is divided into several apartments and that there were no other injuries to any of the other occupants. Investigators also said the fire was contained to the basement level and did not spread to other parts of the home.
The Ontario Fire Marshall’s office has been called in to investigate.
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