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Mississauga fire forces out apartment residents

One man was injured and numerous people were displaced by a Mississauga apartment fire.
Firefighters stand at the scene of the fire in Mississauga early Tuesday morning. (Tony Smyth/CBC)

One man was injured and numerous people were displaced by a Mississauga apartment fire early Tuesday.

The man is in hospital with serious burns to his hands and also a possible broken ankle after reportedly leaping from a balcony to escape the flames.

Mississauga firefighters responded to Oakwood Avenue South at Lakeshore Road and found the rear of a three-storey building in flames.

Residents will not be able to return to any of the six units any time soon, and damage is extensive in two of the units.

Fire crews in Toronto were also busy Tuesday morning with a small fire at the abandoned Hungarian Reform Evangelical Christian Church on Robert Street, at College Street.

Police on patrol spotted smoke coming from a window.

City crews were spreading salt on the road Tuesday morning to make sure drivers don't slip on the water from the fire hoses.

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