Man suffers severe burns in Moss Park TCH building fire

A man was rushed to a trauma centre with severe burns after a fire at Toronto Community Housing building on Saturday evening.

Blaze blew out the windows of a 7th-floor unit

A man was seriously injured in a fire at a Moss Park apartment building on Saturday. (Adrian Cheung/CBC)

A man was rushed to a trauma centre with severe burns after a fire at a Toronto Community Housing building on Saturday evening.

Firefighters responded to a call about a blaze at 295 Shuter Street between Parliament and Poulett Streets in Moss Park at about 5:40 p.m., Capt. David Eckerman told CBC News.

Heavy smoke was visible on the seventh floor, and the fire was powerful enough to blow out the windows of a seventh-floor unit, Eckerman said.

Firefighters found a resident inside with severe burns. Emergency crews rushed the victim to a trauma centre. Eckerman wasn't able to provide any details about the victim's condition. 

Crews had put the fire out by 6:08 p.m. and residents should be able to return home this evening, Eckerman said. 

The investigation continues into the fire — one of numerous blazes to wreak havoc on the city recently. 

Earlier on Saturday, one person was killed in a fire at an apartment building in Parkdale. On Friday, three people died and another 15 were sent to hospital after a fire broke out at an apartment building that houses senior citizens.


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