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Elderly woman dies after fire in Toronto’s east end

Investigators on scene following a fire on Millwood Road. Doug Gamey / Global News

Toronto Fire Services say an elderly woman who was pulled from a unit in a high-rise building in the city’s east end early Wednesday has died.

Emergency crews were called to a residential building on Millwood Road, near Southvale Drive, at around 12:55 a.m.

Paramedics said they rushed an elderly woman in life-threatening condition to hospital. She later died from her injuries, fire officials said.

“I extend my sincere condolences to family, friends and all those impacted by the overnight fatal fire on Millwood. The investigation into the origin, cause and circumstances of this tragic fire is underway,” Toronto Fire Chief Matthew Pegg said.

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Fire officials said the fire was knocked down fairly quickly and was contained to one unit.

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Other residents in the building were told to shelter in place and crews performed wellness check on others in the building, Toronto Fire said.

Officials said it is too early to tell what caused the fire.

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