Encampment fire under Gardiner Expressway in Toronto sends man to hospital

Police remained at the scene early Monday morning. Global News

A man went to hospital with critical injuries after a fire at an encampment under the Gardiner Expressway late Sunday, officials say.

Toronto Fire Services said they were called to a location under the highway near Spadina Avenue and Lake Shore Boulevard West shortly before midnight.

Crews found a small fire and it was quickly extinguished.

Police said one person suffering burns went to hospital.

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Toronto paramedics told Global News a man was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Officers remained at the scene early Monday.

There is no word on what may have caused the fire and the Office of the Fire Marshal is now investigating.

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Burn marks are seen at the scene of the fire. Global News

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