Newspaper article The Canadian Press

One Dead, Five in Hospital after Fire at Toronto Community Housing Building

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

One Dead, Five in Hospital after Fire at Toronto Community Housing Building

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1 dead, 5 in hospital after community housing building fire

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Toronto's fire chief says one person died and five others were taken to hospital after a fire at a downtown community housing building on Thursday evening.

Matthew Pegg told a late-night news conference that the fire broke out in a unit on the fourth floor of the five-storey building on George Street, near Dundas Street and he believes the victim was found in the unit where the fire started.

He said the top two floors were evacuated and some people were being sheltered on the lower floors.

However, Toronto police later announced via Twitter that the entire building was to be evacuated and residents taken to temporary lodging until the building is inspected.

"Until we can get our investigation teams inside, we won't have any idea as to when we can get people back in. …

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