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2 elderly people in hospital after east-end fire

Two elderly people are in hospital after a fire on Benleigh Drive on June 21, 2017. CITYNEWS/Bertram Dandy

Two elderly people are recovering in hospital after a fire in Toronto’s east end.

The fire began in the basement of a home on Benleigh Drive, near McCowan Road and Lawrence Avenue, around 3 a.m. on Wednesday.

The man and the woman, both believed to be in their 80s, were taken to hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation. While their injuries don’t appear to be serious, there is some concern because of their age.

There’s no word yet on the cause of the fire, or the cost of the damage.