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1 person dead after early morning fire in Toronto’s east end

Toronto Fire District Chief Stephan Powell says firefighters arrived at a home on Scarborough Golf Club Road just after 3:30 a.m. on Christmas Day. Adam Dabrowski/Global News

TORONTO – One person has died and several firefighters were injured following a fire in Toronto’s east end.

Toronto Fire District Chief Stephan Powell says firefighters arrived at a home on Scarborough Golf Club Road just after 3:30 a.m. on Christmas Day.

He says one person was pronounced dead at the scene, while six firefighters who “fell through the floor” while battling the flames were checked out at a hospital but later released.

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Powell says the extent of the damage and number of people affected is not yet known.

He says the cause of the fire is under investigation.

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In a tweet, Toronto Fire Chief Matthew Pegg called it “a very difficult and tragic fire” saying he extends his “deepest condolences to family, friends and all those impacted by this terrible fire.”

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