Fire in Toronto investigates fatal apartment fire

One person has died after a fire broke out in an apartment building in Toronto on Saturday morning.

At around 8:10 am, fire crews responded to an apartment fire on the eighth floor of a building on Victoria Park Avenue near O’Connor Drive.

Crews said they encountered heavy smoke and had to force entry into the unit.

One patient was recovered from the unit and pronounced deceased, according to Toronto Fire.

His identity has not been revealed.

Authorities said the fire was quickly extinguished.

The Ontario Fire Marshal has been called to investigate.

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