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Four-alarm fire in west Toronto sends one to hospital with serious injuries

A four-alarm fire at a West End apartment building early Saturday morning sent one person to hospital with life-threatening injuries, Toronto police say.

Police reported at around 6.30am black smoke and flames were coming from the roof of a building near Shaw Street. The flames were spreading down the hallway on the third floor, they said.

Toronto police say one was taken to hospital with serious injuries, while others were assessed by paramedics at the scene.

Three TTC buses have reportedly been dispatched to the scene to pick up displaced residents from the building, while several ambulances are on site to provide assistance.

Toronto Fire Services say the blaze is still ongoing and are urging people to avoid the Leeds Street and Ossington Avenue area.

More soon.