Toronto

Fire at Sherbourne apartment building

Toronto Fire Services is investigating the cause of an early morning apartment fire near the intersection of Sherbourne and Carlton streets.

One resident of building had to be rescued by ladder from window

The apartment fire was classified as a 3-alarm, meaning between 14 and 17 emergency vehicles responded to the call. (Tony Smyth/CBC)

Toronto Fire is investigating the cause of an early morning apartment fire near the intersection of Sherbourne and Carlton streets.

The 3-alarm fire was called in at approximately 4:40 a.m.

Capt. Michael Westwood of Toronto Fire told CBC Toronto that at least one resident had to be rescued through a window after the fire broke out on the fourth floor.

Other residents of the building sheltered in place or left the apartment building, he said.

Toronto paramedics  treated at least one person for smoke inhalation.

The fire was put out just after 5 a.m.

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