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1 person dies after Edmonton apartment fire

Edmonton Jasper Avenue apartment fire
Edmonton Fire Rescue said two people were sent to hospital as the result of an fire at a Jasper Avenue apartment building Saturday morning.

Edmonton Fire Rescue said one person died after an early Saturday morning fire.

The identity of the victim has not been released.

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Two other people were taken to hospital after firefighters responded to a blaze at an apartment building at Jasper Avenue and 90 Street shortly after 2 a.m.

An Edmonton Fire Rescue spokesperson said a fire in a ninth-floor suite forced the evacuation of that floor and two others due to smoke.

The fire was called out shortly before 5 a.m.

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Edmonton fire said the emergency support response team is providing assistance to displaced residents.

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