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Person found dead after small fire in Scarborough apartment unit

The cause of the fire is under investigation. Nick Westoll / File / Global News

Toronto Fire Services say a person was found dead following a small fire in a Scarborough apartment unit on Friday.

A spokesperson for Toronto fire said crews were called to a building in the area of Birchmount Road and Sheppard Avenue at 8:10 a.m.

The spokesperson said there was small fire in a unit but by the time crews arrived, it had already been extinguished.

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The unit was ventilated to get rid of some smoke.

A deceased male was found inside, but it’s not clear if he died from the fire or from another cause, the spokesperson said, adding that it will take a few days to receive the coroner’s report.

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The spokesperson said it’s believed he was alone inside at the time of the incident.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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