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One person dead after early morning fire in Toronto's east end

TORONTO — One person has died and several firefighters were injured following a fire in Toronto's east end. 

Toronto Fire District Chief Stephan Powell says firefighters arrived at a home on Scarborough Golf Club Road just after 3:30 a.m. on Christmas Day 

He says one person was pronounced dead at the scene, while six firefighters who "fell through the floor" while battling the flames were checked out at a hospital but later released. 

Powell says the extent of the damage and number of people affected is not yet known. 

He says the cause of the fire is under investigation. 

In a tweet, Toronto Fire Chief Matthew Pegg called it "a very difficult and tragic fire" saying he extends his "deepest condolences to family, friends and all those impacted by this terrible fire."

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 25, 2021.


This story was produced with the financial assistance of the Facebook and Canadian Press News Fellowship. 

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