1 woman dead, 1 man in hospital after Etobicoke fire

One woman has died and a man is in hospital after a two-alarm fire at a home in north Etobicoke early Thursday morning.

Emergency crews called to scene on Byng Avenue, near Albion Road and Tandridge Crescent, around 2:30 a.m.

Firefighters load one victim into an ambulance after a fire at a home on Byng Avenue in north Etobicoke. (Peter Mills/CBC)

One woman has died and a man is in hospital after a two-alarm fire at a home in north Etobicoke early Thursday morning.

Toronto Paramedic Services said they received a call around 2:36 a.m. Thursday for a working fire in the basement of a home on Byng Avenue, near Albion Road and Tandridge Crescent. 

At the time, they found three occupants: one male who suffered non-life-threatening injuries, one female who suffered fatal injuries and one uninjured person.

A police car sits outside the scene of the fatal basement fire at an unlicensed rooming house on Byng Avenue. (Nicholas Boisvert/CBC)

The deceased woman was 21 years old, Toronto Fire Service division chief Larry Cocco told CBC Toronto at the scene.

Toronto fire Chief Matthew Pegg said a team of investigators remained at the scene Thursday morning and will work with the Ontario fire marshal's office to determine a cause.