A man died in hospital on Saturday morning after a two-alarm house fire in North York, first responders said.
Toronto Fire Department District Chief Stephan Powell said firefighters responded to a two-alarm house fire at 14 Calais Avenue near Downsview Park just before 7:30 a.m. The lone occupant of the house was a man in his sixties.
Powell said the fire was put out quickly and Toronto paramedics took the man to hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Toronto police later said he died.
Fire Chief Matthew Pegg said on Twitter that firefighters and police would investigate the cause of the blaze.
Powell added that the city’s extreme heat meant additional responders were on the scene to help firefighters recover.
“These high heat conditions are very challenging for firefighters,” Powell said. “When they fight a fire, they build up heat and the temperature outside is such that it does not allow them to cool down until they remove their thermal protection.”
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