Adult has fatal injuries after 4-alarm fire in west Toronto

One person suffered life-threatening injuries and three others have minor injuries following a four-alarm fire in west Toronto on Saturday morning, paramedics say.

At around 6:15 a.m., firefighters responded to a fire in a three-storey apartment building at Shaw and Leeds streets, north of Bloor Street.

There were reports of black smoke and flames coming from the second floor and roof of the building, firefighters said.

Toronto fire, Shaw Street.

After conducting a primary search, fire crews discovered two fully implicated rooms.

One occupant was pulled from a unit, while another was rescued from the third floor and two others were rescued via a ladder, according to Toronto Fire.

Toronto paramedics said one adult was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries and three other residents were transported with minor injuries.

The cause of the fire is unknown.

Roads are closed in the area while firefighters investigate.

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