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Woman burned in fire above Danforth store

Crews battle a fire above a store on Danforth Avenue in Toronto on May 5, 2013. CITYNEWS

A woman is in hospital with severe burns after a fire above a store on Danforth Avenue.

It happened just after midnight on Sunday in an apartment above a dollar store near Coxwell Avenue.

Witnesses said they smelled gas and heard an explosion before the fire.

Paramedics treated a woman at the scene for serious burns and then took her to Sunnybrook hospital.

There’s no word yet on the cause of the fire.