3 people taken to hospital after fire in south Etobicoke

Emergency crews responded to a fire on Eighth Street in Etobicoke Wednesday morning. Global News

Three people were taken to hospital after a fire at a residential building in southern Etobicoke Wednesday morning.

Toronto Fire Services said crews were called to the building on Eighth Street, near Lake Shore Boulevard West and Islington Avenue, at 7 a.m.

Firefighters reported heavy smoke upon arrival. Not long after, they said most of the fire had been extinguished.

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Toronto paramedics said seven people were assessed at the scene.

Three people — a man, a woman and a pediatric patient — were taken to hospital with minor injuries, paramedics said.

Toronto police said it appears the fire was contained to one unit in the building.

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There is no word on what caused the incident.


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