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3 rescued from roof of Toronto house by firefighters Saturday morning

A Toronto firetruck. Adam Dabrowski/Global News

Firefighters in Toronto rescued three people from a housefire near Upper Canada College on Saturday morning.

In a tweet, Toronto police said emergency services responded to a house fire in the area of Avenue Road and Kilbarry Road around 8:36 a.m.

Firefighters rescued three people from the roof of a house and worked to evacuate nearby houses, according to police. A Toronto bus was used as a shelter for those that were evacuated, police said.

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Police said roads in the area had been closed Saturday morning, with transit diversions and traffic expected.

“Toronto Fire Service responded to reports of a fire on Avenue Road this morning and rescued three occupants stranded on the roof,” police said in a tweet. “Excellent work by all crews involved.”

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