2 injured, including firefighter, in Parkdale rooming house fire

Toronto firefighters say two people were injured in an early morning fire at a Parkdale rooming house Saturday.

Capt. David Eckerman told Global News that emergency crews were called just after 2 a.m. for reports of a fire at a home on Temple Avenue, which is in the area of Dufferin and King streets.


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When crews arrived on the scene, flames and smoke were seen coming from the three-storey home.

Authorities deemed it a two-alarm fire, and the flames were put out just before 3 a.m.

No adjoining buildings were damaged in the blaze.


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One person was taken to hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation, and a firefighter complaining of dizziness was also brought to hospital, Eckerman said.

Six people are now displaced as a result of the fire, and Red Cross has been notified.

Fire crews are investigating the cause.

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