1 dead after fire on Toronto’s Lawrence Avenue, officials say


Posted February 25, 2023 4:44 pm

A Toronto fire truck. Adam Dabrowski/Global News

One person has been pulled from a fire in Toronto without vital signs, while at least two others required medical attention, officials say.

A fire was reported at a residential building on Lawrence Avenue East near Morningside Avenue at around 3:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Toronto police said a fire was reported on the fifth floor of a building in the area. Toronto buses were called in to shelter residents.

In a tweet, Toronto Fire said it was working to put out a two-alarm blaze at a high rise. One person was removed without vital signs and two other people were having injuries assessed, according to officials.

“The fire has been knocked down,” Toronto Fire said.

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In an update, officials confirmed one person had died.

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