Man suffers severe burns in Moss Park TCH building fire
Blaze blew out the windows of a 7th-floor unit
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.
Fire: Shuter St/ Parliament area...at a residential building. Units, TFS and EMSOS. 1 person w/ serious injuries. ^adc—@TPSOperations
Update: preparing for emerg run taking person to trauma centre. Please allow Emergency vehicles to pass safely.^adc—@TPSOperations
Update: Parliament is now closed from Shuter St to Queen Street for investigation.^adc—@TPSOperations