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Man dead after falling from balcony of North York apartment on fire: police

Scene of a fire in North York on Friday where a man is dead after falling from a balcony. Global News

Toronto police say a man has died after falling from a balcony of a North York apartment that was on fire on Friday.

Toronto Deputy Fire Chief Jim Jessop told Global News that crews responded to a fire in a unit in an apartment building at 8 Roanoke Road, just north of Lawrence Avenue East at around 10:20 a.m.

Police said a man fell from the building and was without vital signs before being pronounced dead on scene.

As of 11:40 a.m., police said the fire was out.

Roads are closed in the area.

The death and the fire are not being treated as suspicious.

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