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Woman dies after fire near Dundas and Spadina

Last Updated Jun 24, 2018 at 4:44 pm EST

A woman in her 50s has died after a fire caused “really heavy damage” to a house near Chinatown on Saturday.

It happened around 2:30 p.m. on D’Arcy Street, near Dundas Street West and Spadina Avenue.

Firefighters pulled the woman from the second floor of a two-storey house without vital signs.

Paramedics then performed CPR on her before taking her to hospital in critical condition.

“Our crews, I couldn’t be more proud of the work they did,” said Deputy Fire Chief Jim Jessop. “They got in quickly under very, very extreme heat, flame and smoke conditions.

“Hope for the best right now. Certainly our thoughts and prayers are with (the victim.)”

On Sunday, Toronto Fire tweeted the woman had succumbed to her injuries.

Two police officers who responded to the call were also treated in hospital for smoke inhalation and will be fine.

Jessop said there was significant damage to the inside of the house and investigators would be at the scene well into Sunday morning. He said they will examine what the building was being used for and whether it had working smoke alarms.

The Office of the Fire Marshal will also be attending.

Firefighters respond to a fire at a house on D'Arcy Street in Toronto on June 23, 2018. CITYNEWS/Jason MacLellan
Firefighters respond to a fire at a house on D’Arcy Street in Toronto on June 23, 2018. CITYNEWS/Jason MacLellan