Woman dead, officer injured in Etobicoke high-rise apartment fire

Nov 30 2020, 9:48 am

A woman has been pronounced dead, and one officer has been injured after a fire broke out in an apartment building in Etobicoke on Monday morning.

According to tweets issued by Toronto Police, just before 11:30 am, officers responded to a fire at an apartment building at Cavell Avenue and Royal York Road in Etobicoke.

The fire was reported on a high floor of the building with a woman reportedly trapped inside. After forced entry, crews were able to get her out.

One officer was also injured, but police say it’s considered to be minor.

Police reported that the entire top floor was engulfed in smoke/flames.

Earlier, the woman was reported to have life-threatening injuries and was treated by paramedics; however, she has since succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead on the scene.

Fire Cheif Matthew Pegg said he extends his sincere “condolences to family, friends and all those impacted by this morning’s fatal fire on Cavell Avenue.”

He added that his teams are working alongside Toronto Police “to determine the origin, cause and circumstances of this tragic fire.”

This story is developing. 

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