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Woman in her 60s dies after house fire in Scarborough

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WATCH ABOVE: There were two fatal fires in city's east end over the holiday weekend. Despite the best efforts of crews to rescue the occupants of the homes, two people died. Brittany Rosen reports – Dec 27, 2021

Officials say a woman in her 60s has died following a house fire in Scarborough on Monday.

Emergency crews were called to Pell Street, near Kingston Road and Midland Avenue, at around 1:40 a.m. for reports of a fire inside a residence.

Police said there was a fire on the second floor of the home and it was evacuated.

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

Fire crews found a woman inside who was pronounced dead on scene, paramedics said. No other patients were treated.

The Ontario Fire Marshal’s office has been called in to investigate.

The cause and origin of the fire is not yet known.

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“I extend my deepest condolences to the family, friends and all those impacted by the tragic fatal fire this morning on Pell Street,” Toronto Fire Chief Matthew Pegg said.

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