A woman and a man have died in a fire at Dovercourt Road and Dupont Street, Toronto Professional Fire Fighters’ Association has confirmed.
Two other people are in the hospital with critical injuries, Toronto Fire officials say. Fire officials are scheduled to provide an update at 5 p.m.
“All four victims were found on the second floor. They were pulled out by firefighters,” Division Commander Dan MacIsaac said.
Firefighters were called to the apartment, located above a store, around 3:10 a.m. on Friday. The fire began in the living room and kitchen area, MacIsaac said.
One firefighter was injured but remained on the scene.
According to firefighters, there were no working smoke detectors on the second floor where the victims were found.
Smoke detectors were working on the main floor.
The cause of the fire and the cost of the damage are not yet known. However, early estimates put the cost of the fire at around $100,000. There were no signs of hoarding and no evidence of criminality.
The Ontario Fire Marshal’s office is investigating.