Toronto

Man pulled from apartment in Marlee Avenue fire

Toronto Fire Services say they pulled an elderly man from a two-alarm fire Tuesday morning near Eglinton Avenue and Allen Road.

Toronto Fire Services say they pulled an elderly man from a two-alarm fire Tuesday morning

An elderly man has been pulled from an apartment building on Marlee Avenue after a two-alarm fire Tuesday morning.

Toronto Fire Services were dispatched around 6:27 a.m. for a fire on Marlee Avenue, near Eglinton Avenue and Allen Road.

The fire was contained to a single bedroom in an apartment on the 8th floor of the building, according to Toronto fire.

An elderly man was removed from the apartment and was put in the care of Toronto paramedics. 

Toronto police said the man was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

There were no other injuries.

Marlee Avenue from Ridelle Avenue to Stayner Avenue is closed in both directions for the fire investigation. 

This is the second two-alarm apartment fire that Toronto Fire Services have been dispatched to on Tuesday.